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Professor Willem Hanekom is Director at the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in KwaZulu-Natal. He is a TB and vaccines expert. He holds professor positions at University College London, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Cape Town and University of Washington. He is the previous chair of both the South African Immunology Society and the Federation of African Immunology Societies and is a member of multiple international advisory committees in tuberculosis, vaccinology and translational immunology.


  • –present
    Director, Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), University of KwaZulu-Natal