PURPOSE AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PRIZE
The spread of infectious diseases presents a common threat to all humankind. Mindful that Africa faces this scourge most acutely, the Government of Japan established the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize in July 2006 in memory of Dr. Hideyo Noguchi (1876-1928) whose belief in medical advancement and self-sacrificing activities in Africa remain a beacon of inspiration to all.
Guided by these ideals and mindful of the ominous human suffering persisting in Africa, the region facing the most serious health challenge on the globe, the Prize aims to honour individuals with outstanding achievements in the fields of medical research and medical services to combat infectious and other diseases in Africa, thus contributing to the health and welfare of the African people and of all humankind.
The Prize is awarded every five years and the second award will be presented in June 2013. (The first award was presented in 2008.)
Value of the award
The Prize consists of two categories: Medical Research honouring individual(s) and Medical Services honouring individual(s) or organization(s).
Each category of the Prize consists of a citation, a medal and an honorarium of 100 million yen (≒1.18 million dollars).
The selection process comprises two stages, namely: (a) recommendation of a maximum of three candidates by two sub-Committees, one established under the auspices of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the other established under the auspices of the African Regional Office of the World Health Organization (AFRO), which are responsible for the above-mentioned two categories respectively; and (b) finalization of the candidates(s) by the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Committee to be referred to the Prime Minister for final decision.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THIRD HIDEYO NOGUCHI AFRICA PRIZE LAUNCHED
The Japanese Government in collaboration with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa has launched a call for nominations for the Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize. The deadline for submission of nominations is: 8 August 2018.
The Prize consists of a citation, a medal and 100 million yen (equivalent to about one million US dollars).
It is awarded to individuals with outstanding achievements in the fields of medical research and medical services to combat infectious and other diseases in Africa. The Prize comprises of two categories: Medical Research which honors individual(s) and Medical Services which honors individual(s) and organization(s).