Adeeba Kamarulzaman graduated in Medicine from Monash University and received her training in Infectious Diseases at the Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital, Victoria, Australia. She is presently Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, where she heads a tertiary referral center for Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS.
In 2007 she established the Centre of Excellence for Research on AIDS (CERiA) at the University of Malaya where the main research focus is on the epidemiology, prevention and treatment of HIV for injecting drug users including those in incarcerated settings. As the President of the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) the peak NGO for HIV/AIDS from 2006 to 2010 she led the community response to HIV/AIDS including successfully advocating for the introduction of harm reduction programmes to prevent HIV transmission amongst people who use drugs. She is presently the Chairman of the Malaysian AIDS Foundation, an organization that raises funds to provide treatment, care and support for people living and affected by HIV.
Professor Kamarulzaman is a member of several regional and international committees and was recently appointed as Co-Chair of the WHO’s Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee for HIV-AIDS (STAC-HIV).
Meet Adeeba Kamarulzaman, the 2012 Advance Global Australian Alumni Award Winner