ICAP Founder Wafaa El-Sadr Inducted as Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences

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Office of Government and Community Affairs
June 18, 2019

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) inducted ICAP founder and global director Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, as a Fellow at its 11th General Assembly Meeting in Pretoria, South Africa. ICAP at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health (formerly the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs) supports programs and research that address HIV/AIDS and related conditions and works to strengthen health systems. ICAP currently supports HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs in 30 countries, 19 of which are African.

According to AAS, “Fellows are elected from among active African scientists residing in Africa or elsewhere and who have attained the highest international standards and/or who have made significant contributions to the development and application of science, technology and innovation in Africa.”

A total of 120 Fellows and Associate Fellows elected in 2016, 2017, and 2018 were inducted this year, along with 72 distinguished senior and early career scientists from across the globe who joined as AAS Affiliates. Ten Honorary Fellows were lauded for their significant contributions to the objectives of the Academy.

“It is truly an honor to join this group of distinguished AAS Fellows,” Dr. El-Sadr said. “This Academy is distinguished by bringing together individuals from diverse disciplines all engaged in contributing to the growth and development of the great African continent.”

This article was originally published in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of The Columbia Newsletter, which is available for download.