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The Second Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize

LAUREATES FOR THE SECOND HIDEYO NOGUCHI AFRICA PRIZE

Medical Research Category

Dr.

Dr. Peter PIOT (Belgium)

Born in Belgium in 1949

Director and Professor of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
The Second Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for MedicalResearch goes to Dr. Peter Piot for his pivotal research on diseases endemic to much of the African continent,including HIV, Ebola, chlamydia, tuberculosis and gonorrhea.

Medical Services Category

Dr.

Dr. Alex Godwin COUTINHO (Uganda)

Born in Uganda in 1959

Executive Director of the Infectious Disease Institute - Makerere University
The Second Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for MedicalServices goes to Dr. Alex Godwin COUTINHO for his pioneering efforts to expand access to life-sparing medicine for people infected with HIV.

Events

 
13th March 2013Press Conference - Japanese Government Internet TV
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced the laureates of the Second Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize.
memorial stamps 
31th May 2013Memorial Postage Stamps of the Second Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize別ウインドウで開きます
To commemorate the award ceremony of the Second Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize to be held on June 1, 2013, post offices bigin to sell memorial postage stamps on May 31, 2013.
Yokohama 
1st June 2013Visit to Former Bacterial Laboratory and Ceremony hosted by Yokohama City
The laureates visited the former bacterial laboratory in Yokohama and Yokohama city held welcome ceremony.
Ceremony 
1st June 2013The awarding ceremony and memorial banquet
The awarding ceremony and memorial banquet were held in Yokohama city.
Movie
Fukushima 
2nd-3rd June 2013Fukushima Program
The laureates visited Fukushima, Dr. Hideyo Noguchi's hometown.
UNU 
4th June 2013Commemorative Lecture by The Second Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Laureates
The laureates had lecture at the United Nations University in Tokyo.

Committee

Cabinet Office, Government of JapanHideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Unit
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