Ihsan Doğramacı Family Health Foundation Prize

Her Excellency Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva (Republic of Azerbaijan) and Dr Guillermina Natera Rey (Mexico)

Professor Ihsan Doğramacı, established this Foundation in 1980 to promote and raise the standard of family health by acknowledging individuals who have given distinguished service in this field.

A paediatrician and child health specialist by profession , Ihsan Doğramacı signed the Constitution of WHO for Turkey at the International Health Conference held in New York in 1946. The Foundation awards a public health prize every two years, consisting of a gold-plated silver medal, a certificate and a honorarium for services in the field of family health. The prize is presented at a special ceremony during the World Health Assembly and the amount of the honorarium is determined by the Foundation Selection Panel in consultation with WHO and in accordance with the accumulated interest on the Foundation’s capital.

Procedure for the proposal and selection of candidates

Any national health administration, the Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Bureau of the International Children's Centre (Ankara), as well as any former recipient of the prize, may propose candidates for the prize to the Foundation Selection Panel.

The Executive Board of WHO designates the recipients of the prize on the proposal of the Foundation Selection Panel.