Press Release – Nomination phase opens for the 2023 Virchow Prize for Global Health
Berlin, November 1, 2022 -The prominent and internationally recognised Virchow Prize for Global Health honours lifetime achievements towards ‘Health for All’, upholding the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Agenda 2030. Celebrated annually in Berlin, the inaugural Prize was awarded to John N. Nkgengasong for his outstanding contributions towards strengthening global health.
“Receiving the Virchow Prize for Global Health symbolises the spirit of global health and partnerships that continue to inspire and enable the progress in global health,“ states 2022 Virchow Prize laureate, John N. Nkengasong.
Nomination submissions for the 2023 Virchow Prize for Global Health are now open through March 31, 2023 at 24:00 CET. Eligible are individuals, institutions, or organisations who have made significant contributions towards strengthening global health, whether through long-standing academic, political, humanitarian, social, research and development or economic engagement. Nominations may be submitted by any person who meets the nominations criteria and is received within the designated timeframe. Up to three candidates annually can receive the Virchow Prize for Global Health, awarded by the Virchow Foundation for Global Health.
Nomination forms can be found on the Virchow Prize website and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org once completed. Further information on the criteria for qualified nominators, eligibility for laureates, and the nomination process can be found at https://virchowprize.org/nominations/.
The official announcement of the Virchow Prize for Global Health laureate(s) is made on the 2nd Monday of September, occurring this upcoming year on September 11, 2023.
About the Virchow Prize for Global Health
The Virchow Prize for Global Health was awarded for the first time in 2022 under the High Patronage of German Federal President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and is endowed with €500,000. It recognises outstanding lifetime achievements in the field of global health that align and uphold the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. John N. Nkengasong was honoured for his long-standing commitment and contributions to improving health worldwide. His accomplishments in addressing complex global health challenges, making healthcare accessible to the world’s most vulnerable, and implementing systemic and holistic organisations to shaping the global health landscape are unparalleled. 2022 Virchow Prize for Global Health Award Ceremony Livestream: Virchow Prize YouTube Channel
About the Virchow Foundation for Global Health
The Virchow Prize for Global Health is awarded by the Virchow Foundation for Global Health, an independent non-profit foundation under civic law. Based in Berlin and Münster, the Virchow Foundation for Global Health was established with the support of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, alongside civil society, and leading experts within global health, to contribute to the improvement of health worldwide. Further information: https://virchowprize.org
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