Public health prizes 2017
International action by Cuba to support emergencies, including disease outbreaks such as Ebola – and lifelong dedication to reducing the hepatitis burden in Mauritania and Mongolia – gain recognition on the world health stage.
The prizes, established in the name of eminent health professionals, are awarded for accomplishments in public health. Every year, national health administrations and former prize recipients submit nominations. The WHO Executive Board, in its January session, designates the winners based on recommendations made by the selection panel of each foundation awarding a prize.
This year’s winners were presented with their awards on Friday 26 May 2017 during the plenary meeting of the Seventieth World Health Assembly.
The prizes awarded are: