Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 1994
This description of Quarraisha Karim's work was prepared when Quarraisha Karim was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1994.
Quarraisha Abdool Karim is pioneering a gender-focused regional strategy to guide anti-AIDS efforts in Natal, the region in South Africa most affected by the epidemic. She has founded a comprehensive AIDS research program in the region, which is based on community participation and aimed toward causing preventative changes in behavior patterns. In 1995, Quarraisha was appointed to the Ministry of Health as National AIDS Coordinator.
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