Safura Abdool Karim

Health | South Africa

2020 New Voices Fellow


Safura grew up during South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy, on the frontlines of the country’s fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Inspired by the courtroom battles for the right to AIDS treatment that were won by activists, she went on to obtain a law degree from the University of Cape Town and a Masters in Global Health Law from Georgetown School of Law. After clerking at the Constitutional Court of South Africa, she now undertakes research on and advocates for legal strategies to fight Africa’s epidemic of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) at PRICELESS SA, using a rights-based approach forged during the height of the AIDS crisis.