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Prof. Gita Ramjee

HIV Prevention Research Unit, Medical Research Council
123 Jan Hofmeyer Road

Brief Biography:

Gita Ramjee is a world renowned scientist specializing in HIV prevention and treatment research with integrated care programmes among women and men in communities around the greater Durban area in South Africa. Her expertise as a world class HIV researcher and an expert in HIV prevention among women has been recognized both locally and internationally.

Gita Ramjee is a Chief Specialist Scientist and the Director of the South African Medical Research Council’s HIV prevention programme. As an international expert in HIV prevention trials, one of Gita  Ramjee’s Microbicide trial sites was chosen as the venue for a visit by Bill and Melinda Gates as well as former US president Bill Clinton and holds an Honorary Professorship from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has been involved in the clinical trials of Microbicides for over a decade. She has collaborated with all the major Sponsors involved in HIV prevention research including UNAIDS, NIH, Population Council, DfID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, Novartis Pharma AG and EDCTP. 

Gita Ramjee has published numerous papers and is a member of several international committees and advisory groups on HIV prevention research. Gita Ramjee is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, a member of the Global Campaign for Microbicides Steering Committee, an invited expert in the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, an executive committee member of the Microbicide Trials Network, the Global Prevention Working group to name a few.


Academic positions:

Dept. of Community Health,UniversityofNatal,Durban(1994-1995)

Dept. of Pharmacology,UniversityofNatal,Durban(1993-1994)

Basic Epidemiology: Medical ResearchCouncil,South Africa

Undergraduates,University of Natal

Postgraduate: Clinical Trials, University of Durban-Westville

School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York

University of Natal, Medical School

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


Research interests:

HIV Prevention


Public Health


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