John Nkengasong, Africa's 'hero doctor' who met Covid-19 and Ebola head-on
Claire Keeton speaks to the esteemed virologist who is set to be taking up a top HIV-prevention position in the US after his sterling work fighting pandemics in Africa
If John Nkengasong had followed his youthful impulse to study wildlife conservation, perhaps fewer African species would be threatened today. Instead, the esteemed virologist and public health trailblazer has spent his life protecting people from viruses.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Nkengasong has been the voice of medical science on the continent, the Anthony Fauci of Africa, whose states have united against the coronavirus...