State of Kuwait Prize for Research in Health Promotion Guidelines
1. The State of Kuwait Prize for Research in Health Promotion, consisting of a certificate of award, a plaque and a sum of money not exceeding US$ 40 000, will be awarded for outstanding contribution to health promotion research
2. The Prize will be given to a person or persons, an institution or institutions, or a nongovernmental organization or organizations who have made an outstanding contribution to research in health promotion.
3. The Prize aims at rewarding outstanding work in health promotion research that has already been accomplished and that has extended far beyond the call of normal duties. It is not intended as a reward for excellent performance by a candidate of duties normally expected of an official occupying a government position or of a governmental or intergovernmental institution.
4. Recommendations for candidates to receive the Prize will be made on the basis of work accomplished, taking into consideration the following criteria:
- contribution to the successful formulation and implementation of the national policy and strategy for research in health promotion;
- substantial achievement in advancing given health promotion programmes or health promotion research which has resulted in increasing primary health care coverage, and/or improving the quality of health care to the population, and a notable reduction of given health problems;
- the development of innovative programmes in the area of health promotion targeted at socially and geographically disadvantaged population groups;
- innovative efforts in training and education of health workers in health promotion activities;
- successful and effective efforts in involving communities in planning, management and evaluation of health promotion programmes;
5. The candidate/candidates nominated for the Prize must be intimately and directly connected with the efforts and achievements in a given area.
6. To facilitate the assessment of the work done and the accomplishments, the most recent and pertinent publications and/or documentation directly related to the work should be submitted along with the nomination. Such materials should illustrate clearly the nature of the work carried out, the results achieved, the difficulties and obstacles encountered, and the solutions proposed and implemented; they need not necessarily have been published in a scientific or other journal. Inadequate or inappropriate documentary evidence of the work carried out will greatly handicap the Selection Panel in the assessment of the candidature.
7. To further support the documentary evidence, if necessary, the Administrator, on behalf of the Selection Panel, reserves the right to examine the work done by the candidate/candidates and to seek further information from independent sources.
8. Current and former staff members of the World Health Organization, and current members of the Executive Board, shall be ineligible to receive the Prize.
9. There should not be more than two recipients of the Prize per year. If two candidates are considered eligible by the Selection Panel and selected to receive the Prize, the sum will be equally divided between them.
10. These guidelines will be reviewed and updated periodically as considered appropriate.