April 30, 2015
IAVI Chair Dr. Alex Godwin Coutinho Awarded Honorary Doctorate
The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) congratulates its Board Chair, Dr. Alex Godwin Coutinho, on receiving an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Zurich’s (UZH) Medical Faculty. The degree recognizes the Ugandan medical doctor and global HIV/AIDS champion for his outstanding achievements in treatment and prevention. Coutinho is the former Executive Director of the Infectious Diseases Institute of Makerere University; former head of The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) of Uganda, and recipient of the Government of Japan’s 2013 Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for Medical Services. The degree was conferred on 25 April during a ceremony at UZH.