Prof. Linda-Gail Bekker
Chief Operating Officer of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation
Linda-Gail Bekker, MBChB, DTMH, DCH, FCP(SA), PhD is the Deputy Director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, UCT and Chief Operating Officer of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation. Linda-Gail is a physician scientist and has a keen interest in HIV, Tuberculosis and related diseases. Her research interests include programmatic and action research around HIV treatment roll out and TB integration, prevention of HIV in a women, youth and men who have sex with men.
She has contributed to a number of publications emanating from the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre on topics relevant to the South African HIV and TB epidemics. In her role in the Foundation, she is passionate about community development. She is also immediate past President of the International AIDS Society.