This prestigious international award honours Marleen Temmerman’s important contribution to the objectives of the EDCTP programme. She is highly valued for her ongoing efforts to strengthen the research capacity in Africa, among others by lecturing and mentoring future generations of scientists.
Marleen Temmerman is the director of the centre for women’s and child health at the medical faculty of the Aga Khan University in Eastern Africa. The award comes with a EUR 20,000 prize. Professor Temmerman:” The prize will support a PhD project, led by two young Kenyan women scientists, to reduce the consequences of unsafe sex in young girls, such as HIV, sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies.”