Latest News Editor's Choice

News / National

Mnangagwa's govt honors Dr Sikhulile Moyo

by Staff reporter
07 Aug 2023 at 21:29hrs | Views
Government has gazetted the names of Zimbabweans given awards by President Emmerson Mnangagwa for distinguishing themselves in different areas of endeavours and expertise.

Those who received awards include Dr Sikhulile Moyo, a Botswana-based researcher who helped alert the world about the existence of the highly contagious Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

He has won many awards since then, including been named one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people of 2022.

Moyo, whose father is brother of the late Zapu nationalist and national hero Jason Ziyaphapha Moyo, is BHP's Laboratory Director and a Research associate with HSPH.

He is a former Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health McGoldrick Fellow Biostatistics, and has completed 2 Post-Doctoral Fellowships supported by NIH Fogarty International Center (Global Health Fellow, Harvard HBNU) and Wellcome Trust funded DELTAS SANTHE program (Post-Doc Scientific Fellowship, BHP).

His research interests include characterisation of early HIV-1 Infection, estimating HIV incidence, evolutionary bioinformatics, phylogenetics and molecular epidemiology. Moyo has made a number of significant recent advances in the analysis of HIV recency of infection by incorporating HIV diversity refine cross-sectional incidence estimation and over 140 peer reviewed publications.

The list of those who got awards.

Source - newshawks
More on: #D_Moyo, #Award, #Covid