[The deadline is extended] The Nomination Deadline for the Fourth Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize is extended to September 25th, 2021

The Nomination Deadline for the Fourth Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize is extended to September 25th, 2021.

The fourth Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize nominations will be closed on September 25th, 2021.
The Laureates will be known on the occasion of the Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8), which is scheduled to be held in Tunisia in 2022.
The Prize carries ideals and aspirations of a Japanese microbiologist Dr. Hideyo NOGUCHI (1876-1928) who fell victim to yellow fever in Africa during his research of the disease. It aims to honor individuals with outstanding achievements in the fields of medical research and medical services to combat infectious and other diseases in Africa, thus contributing to the health and welfare of the Africans and of all humankind. As the challenges caused by Covid-19 is test for humanity and it reaffirms special importance of the Fourth Noguchi Hideyo Africa Prize. We look forward to receiving your nominations.

Purpose of the Prize

The Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize aims to honour individuals with outstanding achievements in the fields of medical research and medical services to combat infectious and other diseases in Africa, thus contributing to the health and welfare of the African people and of all humankind.

Category

The Prize consists of two categories: Medical Research which honors individual(s) and Medical Services which honors individual(s) and organization(s).

Value of the Award

The Prize consists of a citation, a medal and 100 million yen (equivalent to about one million US dollars).

How to Nominate

Nomination Deadline

September 25th, 2021

Nomination Guidelines

English   HTML  /  PDF (276KB)open pdf in a new window

French   PDF (242KB)open pdf in a new window

(Reference) Dr. Hideyo Noguchi (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic)   PDF (398KB)open pdf in a new window

Nomination Form

English   PDF (143KB)open pdf in a new window

French (only for Medical Services Category)   PDF (142KB)open pdf in a new window

Supplementary documents format (sample) is attached to the Nomination Form.
Nomination Form in WORD version is available from the website of Selection Committee Secretariat of each category shown below.

Submission Addresses

For medical research nominations, please use the electronic application system in the website of the Medical Research Selection Committee Secretariat. (If not possible, please put your nomination in MS WORD or PDF format and email it to nh-africa@jsps.go.jp.)
For medical services nominations for the fourth prize, please use the electronic application system in the website of the Medical Services Selection Committee Secretariat. If not possible, please put your nomination in MS WORD or PDF format and email it to both of the following addresses: noguchiprize@who.int and secretariat@hnaprize.jp. Please note that emailing to only one of the addresses above may result in your application not being processed.
If necessary, nominations may be submitted by postal mail. However, please do not fax your nominations.

Medical Research Enquiries:
Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Medical Research Selection Committee Secretariat
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083 Japan
Tel: +81-3-3263-1938/1883
E-mail: nh-africa@jsps.go.jp
Medical Services Enquiries:
Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Medical Services Selection Committee Secretariat
WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO)
Cité du Djoué, P.O.Box 06 Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
E-mail: noguchiprize@who.int

Supporting Secretariat in Japan (Oscar Japan Co., Ltd. providing consultancy services to WHO AFRO)
Neocity Mitaka, 3-35-1 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-0013, Japan
Tel: +81-422-24-6816
E-mail: secretariat@hnaprize.jp

For General Information about the Prize

Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize, Cabinet Office
Inquiry form [Comments and Question]
Tel: +81-3-5501-1774