Im very sad to tell you all that today we lost a medical giant and one of the sons of Africa – Prof James Hakim passed away today after a battle with COVID19. Prof Hakim, MBChB, FRCP, DSc (HC) led the UZCHS site in Harare Zimbabwe. He was a physician, a cardiologist and a highly rated clinical trialist. He was most loved for his passion for mentorship and for promoting younger investigators. His passing marks an enormous loss to Africa and African medicine and research.
He was a good friend and a respected collaborator, served on the IAS Governing Council for the African region and contributed in many different ways to the realisation of better health for all.
James we can hardly get our minds around losing you- rest in peace.
We also think of our friends in Zim at his site, as well as his family and friends.