The Year of 2006

2nd May
During his visit to Ghana, Prime Minister Koizumi elaborated on the concept of the Prize in the joint press conference with President John Agyekun Kufuor following their meeting
25th July
Prime Minister Koizumi officially announced the creation of the Prize on the occasion of the visit to Japan by Professor Alpha Oumar Konare, Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union別ウィンドウで開きます
28th July
Japanese Cabinet decision to institute the Prize(PDF:53KB)
6th October
Basic framework was endorsed at the meeting of heads of bureaus in government ministries in charge of the Prize
21st December
Basic framework approved by the Council of Advisors

The Year of 2007

30th January
Adoption of the General Implementing Guidelines (Prime Minister's Decree)
Opening of nominations
28th June
1st Meeting of the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Committee
10th July
Closure of nominations
July - December
Selection process in the Medical Research Subcommittee and the Medical Services Sub-commitee

The Year of 2008

28th February
2nd Meeting of the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Committee; Adoption of recommendation to the Prime Minister
26th March
Announcement of the laureates
28th May
Award ceremony at the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV)別ウィンドウで開きます
29th May
Commemorative Lecture by the Laureates (United Nations University, Tokyo)
30th May
Commemorative Lecture by the Laureates (University of Aizu, Fukushima)