Professor Shabir Madhi

Non Executive Director and Chairman

MBBCh (Wits), MMed (Wits), FCPaeds(SA), Ph.D

Professor Madhi is Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand. A National Research Foundation A-rated scientist. Professor of Vaccinology in the School of Pathology at the University of the Witwatersrand and Director of the world-renowned Medical Research Council Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics Research Unit (VIDA). National Research Foundation/Department of Science and Innovation SARChI Chair in Vaccine Preventable Diseases. Co-Director of African Leadership in Vaccinology Expertise (ALIVE).

As a trained paediatrician, Prof Madhi’s research has focused on the epidemiology and clinical development of vaccines against pneumonia and diarrhoeal disease. These studies have informed World Health Organization recommendations on the use of the lifesaving pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and rotavirus vaccine in children, and influenza vaccination of pregnant women.