Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize 2018 for Medical Research and Medical Services ($USD 1 Million prize)

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.)

Eligibility Requirements:

Medical Research
  • 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).


Nomination guidelines

Nomination guidelines for both categories: Medical Research and Medical Services


Nomination form

Nomination form for both categories: Medical Research and Medical Services


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize 2018 for Medical Research


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