The Sasakawa Health Prize

The prize was established in 1984 upon the initiative and with funds provided by Mr Ryoichi, Chairman of the Japan Shipbuilding Industry Foundation and President of the Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation.

The Sasakawa Health Prize consists of a statuette and a sum of the order of US$100000 to be given to one or more persons, institutions or nongovernmental organizations having accomplished outstanding innovative work in health development, in order to encourage the further development of such work.

The guidelines (especially paragraphs 6 and 7) 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 as well as any former recipient of the prize may nominate a candidate for the award. Proposals are made to the Director-General of WHO, who submits them to the prize Selection Panel together with his/her technical comments. The Selection Panel meets to decide on the recommendation to be made to the Executive Board, which designates the recipients of the prize.