Professor Shabir Madhi
Professor of Vaccinology
Director of the MRC Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit
University of the Witwatersrand
Shabir Madhi is Professor of Vaccinology and Director of the MRC Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit at University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He is also a Research Chair in Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation. He has been involved in vaccine-related epidemiological and clinical development studies for the past 21 years. His research focusses on the leading causes of pneumonia, diarrhoea and neonatal sepsis. Most recently, his research focus has expanded to reducing morbidity and mortality due to infectious causes during early infancy, with a specific focus on maternal immunization as an intervention. He has authored over 350 publications in the field of childhood vaccines, pneumonia, neonatal sepsis and maternal vaccination.