United Arab Emirates Health Foundation Prize

Recipient of the United Arab Emirates Health Foundation Prize, Mrs Rosa Valente de Matos

Established in 1993, upon the directive of His Highness the Late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahayyan, the United Arab Emirates Health Foundation Prize, consists of a certificate of award, a plaque and a sum of money, currently up to US$40 000. The prize is awarded to one or more persons, institutions or nongovernmental organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to health development.

Previous recipients of the award include Former First Lady Mrs. Hilary Clinton (1998), Medicines San Frontiers (2002), Sir Magdi Yacoub (2003) and Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs. Stella Ivbayelea Obasanjo (2004).

The guidelines, especially paragraph 6, should be read carefully before the application form is completed.

The prize is awarded at a special ceremony during the World Health Assembly.

Procedure for the proposal and selection of candidates

Any national health administration of a Member State of the World Health Organization, or any former recipient of the prize, may nominate a candidate for the award. Proposals are made to the Director-General, who submits them to the Foundation Selection Panel together with his/her technical comments. The Selection Panel makes a recommendation to the Executive Board, which designates the recipient (or recipients) of the prize.