Prof Hoosen Coovadia - Chairperson
Prof. Coovadia is based in Durban, implementing documented research findings on maternal, newborn and child health. He was primarily involved in academic paediatrics during his tenure at UKZN. He has devoted his life to the pursuit of justice, democracy and freedom -- chairing the Mandela government’s first Commission on Maternal and Child Health, designing appropriate national policies and he headed the largest International AIDS Conference in Africa. His research into HIV transmission and treatment has been globally significant and he opposed the Mbeki administration’s AIDS policies. He has published more than 320 papers in national and international journals.