Professor Jerry Coovadia

04 June 2010

Professor Jerry Coovadia was awarded an honorary degree in medicine. He is a world-renowned expert in child health and disease, and a leader in the struggle for a democratic South Africa. He is both a national and an international figure in paediatric medicine, and a world authority in the field of HIV/AIDS.

He has dedicated himself to the development of research by supervising over 40 postgraduate students, as well as teaching in the medical, nursing and allied health professions for over 20 years.

Coovadia received the Star of South Africa from former President Nelson Mandela for his contribution to democracy.

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