The Fourth Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize

LAUREATES FOR THE FOURTH HIDEYO NOGUCHI AFRICA PRIZE

Medical Research Category

Dr. Salim S. Abdool Karim and Dr. Quarraisha Abdool Karim (Republic of South Africa (RSA))

Drs. KarimsDr. Salim S. Abdool Karim (RSA)
Born in the Republic of South Africa in 1960. Obtained M.B.Ch.B., M.Med. and Ph.D. (Medicine) at the University of Natal, South Africa. Current Director, Center for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and CAPRISA Professor of Global Health at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York. He is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.
(Photo credit: Matthew Henning)

Dr. Quarraisha Abdool Karim (RSA)
Born in the Republic of South Africa in 1960. Obtained M.Sc. at Columbia University, New York and Ph.D. (Medicine) at the University of Natal, South Africa. Current Associate Scientific Director of CAPRISA, Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York and Pro Vice-Chancellor (African Health), University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.
(Photo credit: Rajesh Jantilal)

The Fourth Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for Medical Research goes to Dr. Salim S. Abdool Karim and Dr. Quarraisha Abdool Karim for their global contributions to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment through scientifically rigorous research, for their role in training African scientists and for their steadfast scientific leadership in the response to Covid-19 in Africa.

Medical Services Category

Guinea Worm Eradication Program

Guinea Worm Eradication ProgramA global campaign, led by The Carter Center in partnership with stakeholders in Africa, to eradicate the second human disease in history.

(Photo Credit: The Carter Center / J. Hahn)

The Fourth Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for Medical Services goes to the Guinea Worm Eradication Program for the near eradication of Guinea worm disease, led by The Carter Center and carried out in partnership with ministries of health in Africa, communities, nongovernmental organizations, and key partners like the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Events

August 3, 2022
Laureates of the Fourth Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize
August 28, 2022
The Fourth Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Award Ceremony