UKZN Researcher has Hand in Public Health Textbook Lauded by BMA General

Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim.Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim.

UKZN’s Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim is one of four editors of the Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health (6th edition) acknowledged by the British Medical Association (BMA) at the recent 2016 BMA Medical Book Awards evening.

Highly commended in the Public Health category, the textbook is published by Oxford University Press and comprises 1 888 pages bound in three volumes.

The four editors are Roger Detels, Martin Gulliford, Abdool Karim and Chorh Chuan Tan.

The BMA Medical Book Awards are held annually to recognise outstanding contributions to medical literature. Books are awarded prizes and commended in 20 categories.

A BMA judging panel assesses books for their applicability to audience, production quality and originality.

Abdool Karim is Professor in Clinical Epidemiology at Columbia University, Associate Scientific Director of CAPRISA and Honorary Professor in Public Health at UKZN.

She donated a complete set of the books to the UKZN Research Office. It is available at the EG Malherbe Library on the Howard College campus.

Smita Maharaj