UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences

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The purpose of this Prize is to reward the projects and activities of an individual, individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations for scientific research in the life sciences leading to improving the quality of human life.

The objectives of the Prize are related to the central function of UNESCO’s programme to encourage research and the setting up and further development of networks of centres of excellence in the life sciences.

The prizewinner(s), maximum three,having made a significant research contribution to the life sciences will be selected by the Director-General of UNESCO on the basis of the assessments and recommendations provided by an international jury.

Call for nominations

The call for nominations for the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences is open until 28 February 2017.
UNESCO invites Members States in consultation with their National Commissions, and non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO and active in a field covered by the Prize to propose candidates for the UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences.

2015 laureates

Professor Manoel Barral-Netto (Brazil)
Head of Research and Director of the Centro de Pesquisas Goncalo Moniz-FIOCRUZ-BA.
He has dedicated most of his career to the study of Leishmaniasis and Malaria and has contributed to the development of science and control tools in the area of transmissible diseases and the neglected diseases of poverty.

Professor Balram Bhargava (India)
Professor of Cardiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
He is a cardiologist specializing in biomedical innovation, public health and medical education. His contribution in developing innovative, effective and affordable tools for the management of cardiovascular diseases has had a huge social impact in resource-poor environments.

Dr. Amadou Alpha Sall (Senegal)
Head of the WHO collaborating Centre on Arboviruses and Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses in Dakar.
He has made cutting-edge contributions in developing and disseminating diagnostic and control tools for viral diseases like Ebola, Chikungunya, Dengue and other vector borne diseases with potential global impact.

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