PODCAST EPISODE

Ep.19 - The cure for HIV/AIDS and Covid-19. Kundai Chinyenze works towards the goal.

The Wellbeing Project by The PodBarber

Sep 10 2021 • 1 hr 11 mins


Kundai Chinyenze is a survivor. Losing both parents to AIDS, a normal childhood in Zimbabwe was very quickly snatched away from her.

But the legacy of love she inherited inspired Kundai’s academic studies towards researching more into the global epidemic that took her parents’ lives.

Now resident in the UK and as the Executive Director for Clinical Development at IAVI, she is engaged in developing vaccines and antibodies for HIV, TB and other emerging infectious diseases, including the current coronavirus, Covid-19.

Kundai’s journey from childhood to adulthood is a story that is heartbreaking yet jubilant, tragic yet triumphant. Faith and family have kept her strong throughout, and Kundai’s infectious positivity and joy are the only kind of diseases we should all hope to catch.

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