The Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize


Medical Research Category

Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum

Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum (Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC))

Born in the DRC in 1942.
Obtained M.D. at University of Lovanium (present University of Kinshasa), and Ph.D. (Medicine/Virology) at Rega Institute for Medical Research, Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium).
Current General Director, National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB) and full Professor of Medical Microbiology/Virology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kinshasa

The Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for Medical Research goes to Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum for his research to confront Ebola and other deadly viruses and efforts to train legions of disease-fighters.

Medical Services Category

Francis Gervase Omaswa

Francis Gervase Omaswa (Republic of Uganda)

Born in the Republic of Uganda in 1943.
Obtained MBChB at University of East Africa, Makerere Medical School, and Master of Medicine in Surgery at Makerere University.
Current Executive Director of African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST).

The Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for Medical Services goes to Dr. Francis Gervase Omaswa for his dedication to addressing the global health workforce (HWF) crisis including education, training, retention and migration of healthcare workers and for building pro-people health and medical systems not only across Africa, but worldwide.


25th April 2019
Laureates of the Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize
30th August 2019
The Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Award Ceremony and Commemorative Banquet
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Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Newsletter No.16 (The Memorial Edition)EnglishFrançais
31st August 2019
The laureates visited Yokohama city (Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Newsletter No.16)
1st September 2019
The laureates visited Fukushima, Dr. Hideyo Noguchi's hometown (Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Newsletter No.16)