S African Indian-origin Appointed UNAIDS Special Ambassador

Acclaimed South African Indian-origin AIDS researcher Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim has been appointed as a UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV.

Professor Abdool Karim is one of the world’s leading AIDS researchers and has made pioneering contributions to understanding the HIV epidemic among young people, especially among young women.
News in-a-line:
South African Indian-origin AIDS researcher- Quarraisha Abdool Karim-  appointed UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV.

Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  1. In 2013, Professor Abdool Karim was awarded South Africa’s highest honour, the Order of Mapungubwe, for her contribution to the response to HIV.
  2. UNAIDS started operations in 1996.
  3. UNAIDS Executive Director- Michel Sidibe.

Source- UNAIDS Portal