James Gita Hakim Receives 2019 Ward Cates Spirit Award

Dr. Hakim (second from left), is joined by (L-R) Drs. Carl Dieffenbach, Myron Cohen, and Wafaa El-Sadr
Jun 26, 2019

Dr. James Gita Hakim received the 2019 Ward Cates Spirit Award at the recent HPTN Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. He was acknowledged for his outstanding commitment and leadership to health as a right, scientific excellence, and generosity in mentorship and support. The award honors the legacy of Dr. Willard (Ward) Cates Jr., a dedicated steward of the HPTN scientific and research programs, and respected scientist who contributed to groundbreaking contraceptive and HIV prevention research. Dr. Hakim is a professor of medicine at University of Zimbabwe (UZ) College of Health Sciences, director of the UZ Clinical Research Centre, and co-principal investigator at the UZ College of Health Science Clinical Trial Center (UZCHS-CTRC) in Harare, Zimbabwe.