[Notice the name. A non-white. This stupid virus is knocking out a few. Jan]
Tributes are pouring in for renowned scientist Professor Gita Ramjee, the chief scientific officer for the Aurum Institute, who died on Tuesday after reportedly suffering Covid-19 related complications.
The institute shared the news of Ramjee’s death in a Twitter post on Tuesday night.
” Aurum is deeply saddened by the death of its Chief Scientific Officer Prof Gita Ramjee, world renowned for her tireless work to find HIV prevention solutions for women,” the institute said.
“Group CEO Gavin Churchyard, described her as; “a bold and compassionate leader in the response to HIV.”
The Aurum Institute
Aurum is deeply saddened by the death of its Chief Scientific Officer Prof Gita Ramjee, world renowned for her tireless work to find HIV prevention solutions for women. Group CEO Gavin Churchyard, described her as; “a bold & compassionate leader in the response to HIV.”
Immediately after the news broke, members of the scientific community and local activists and personalities, shared their tributes to the remarkable researcher on Twitter.
She was Chief Specialist Scientist and Director of the South African Medical Research on HIV Prevention. Former winner of “Outstanding Female Scientist”.
She’s well respected all across the world of science. This is a black day.
Deeply saddened by the loss of an #HIVprevention pioneer, Gita Ramjee. She was a tireless champion of science, research, women’s reproductive health and rights — and may we all build on her legacy and make her calling, her dream a reality
We join the world in celebrating the life, the #leadership, the #courage and the #bravery of one of our own today. Gita Ramjee. #scientist #researcher #advocate #women . Thoughts are with her loved ones and her colleagues @Auruminstitute #Covid_19
Covid-19 has robbed South Africa of a towering HIV researcher and globally renowned scholar.
My sincere condolences to all those who knew Professor Gita Ramjee. ?#RIPProfRamjee #Covid_19SA
Gutted. A kind person, a stellar vaccine scientist, a “towering HIV prevention research leader,” someone who dedicated her life to ending the HIV pandemic, has died of Covid-19. Prof. Gita Ramjee was Chief Specialist Scientist + Director of the South African Medical Research…
Ramjee, who was based in KwaZulu-Natal, was awarded the “Outstanding Female Scientist” Award by the European Development Clinical Trials Partnerships (EDCTP) in 2018.