Distinguished Prize for Malaria27 March 2008
The Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for medical research has been awarded to Brian Greenwood for his bold and innovative work on malaria. At a time when malaria was spreading uncontrollably across the African continent claiming more than 1 million lives a year, Greenwood contributed to creation and designing of effective strategies to control malaria. His crucial contributions in malaria research greatly helped developing the tools and knowledge that are essential in turning the tide on this terrible disease. His work brings hope where very recently only despair existed.
The Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for medical services has been awarded to Miriam K. Were whose efforts to bring basic medical services and health rights to women and children in the villages of East Africa has been a beacon of hope for millions of people in Africa and the world. Through her work with African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) and UZIMA Foundation1 , Were has been a source of inspiration for all people on the African continent
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