Application Deadline: July 31st 2018
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.)
- No distinction will be made according to nationality, age or gender.・
- Nominee(s) shall be limited to people still living.
- Nominee(s) shall be in principle one individual per one research theme. However, in the case of a joint research, a maximum of three individuals will be considered.
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).
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