“Founder of HPP and Medical Legend, Professor Hoosen Coovadia, Mourned for Groundbreaking HIV/AIDS Research”

By | October 4, 2023



Death – Obituary News : Professor Hoosen (Jerry) Coovadia, the founder of HPP and a renowned figure in the field of medicine, has passed away. He will be remembered for his humble nature and groundbreaking research in HIV/AIDS.

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Professor Hoosen (Jerry) Coovadia, a true legend in the field of medicine and the founder of the HIV Pathogenesis Programme (HPP). Professor Coovadia, whose groundbreaking research in HIV/AIDS has left an indelible mark on the medical community, passed away on October 4, 2023.


Born in Durban, South Africa, in 1940, Professor Coovadia dedicated his life to the pursuit of scientific knowledge and the betterment of humanity. After completing his medical degree at the University of Natal, he embarked on a remarkable career that spanned over five decades.

Professor Coovadia’s pioneering work in HIV/AIDS research began in the early 1980s when the epidemic first emerged. His tireless efforts to understand the virus and its impact on individuals and communities led to significant breakthroughs in treatment and prevention. His work laid the foundation for the development of antiretroviral therapy, which has since saved countless lives.

Beyond his scientific achievements, Professor Coovadia will always be remembered for his humility and compassion. Colleagues and friends describe him as a kind and gentle soul, always willing to lend a helping hand and offer guidance to those in need. He was deeply committed to his patients, constantly striving to improve their quality of life.

As the founder of the HPP, Professor Coovadia leaves behind a powerful legacy. The program, which he established in 1996, continues to be at the forefront of HIV/AIDS research and plays a crucial role in shaping global strategies for prevention and treatment. His visionary leadership has inspired countless researchers and clinicians to follow in his footsteps and work towards a world free from the burden of HIV/AIDS.

Professor Coovadia’s contributions to medicine and his unwavering dedication to the fight against HIV/AIDS have earned him numerous accolades and awards throughout his career. His legacy will endure as a beacon of hope for future generations, and his impact on the field of medicine will never be forgotten.

The loss of Professor Hoosen (Jerry) Coovadia is deeply felt by the medical community and all those whose lives he touched. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time..


@HPP_Research said We are deeply saddened by the passing of a true legend in the field of medicine and our founder of HPP, Professor Hoosen (Jerry) Coovadia. Our first leader of HPP. He will always be remembered for the humble soul that he was and for his groundbreaking research in HIV/AIDS.