CEO / South African Medical Research Council
South African Medical Research Council Francie van Zijl Drive Parowvallei, Cape Town 7505 Tygerberg, South Africa
Dr. Gray was selected as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and received a multitude of accolades such as the Order of Mapungubwe for her research in PMTCT and the Nelson Mandela Health and Human Rights Award.
As the head of the South African Medical Research Council, Glenda Gray and her team within the HIV Prevention Research Unit arefocused on running epidemiological, behavioural, basic science and clinical studies to investigate the vulnerability of women to HIV infection. This research is based on the evidence that South African women are at the highest risk of HIV infection, which also makes them more vulnerable to HIV-related diseases like TB.
SAMRC’s HIV Prevention Research Unit works on strengthening the country’s health systems delivery by focusing on these 5 key areas: