Bill Gates has included three South African doctors on his list as heroes, hailing them for being amongst the world doctors who are working tirelessly to fight against covid-19.
The Microsoft founder has included Professors Salim Abdool Karim and his wife Quarraisha on his list.
“Drawing on their experiences from HIV and TB, they are helping guide the covid-19 response in South Africa and around the world. It is a shame that they haven’t been able to focus on HIV/AIDS. but on the other hand, it is a reminder of how fighting old diseases like HIV helps the world prepare for new ones like covid-19,” said Gates on his blog GatesNotes.
Prof Karim’s known as an epidemiologist and infections diseases specialist whilst his wife’s a Prof in clinical epidemiology at Columbia University, based in the United States.
The last doctor that Bill Gates hails in SA, emerge to be no one other than medical doctor Kopano Matlwa-Mabaso who’s known for her work as a novelist who won an award, international acclamation for her novel called Coconut. She’s known for her leading role in the Grow Great campaign to fight malnutrition and stunning in SA.
Dr Matlwa-Mabaso’s been Gates’ favourite even prior SA’s going to lockdown as he uploaded a video on his YouTube channel titled “Bill Gates’s Heroes in the Field: Dr. Kopano Matlwa Mabaso” on the 25th day of February this year.
Gates says one of his job is to get to meet the amazing people who are entirely doing great things.