Virchow Prize

for global health



Photograph: Federal Government/Steffen Kugler

Frank-Walter Steinmeier

President of the

Federal Republic of Germany

High Patron of the
Virchow Prize for Global Health

The inaugural 2022 Virchow Prize for Global Health has been held under the High Patronage of the German Federal President, Frank Walter Steinmeier.

Under the High Patron, the mission of the international Virchow Prize for Global Health and its alignment with health-related Sustainable Development Goals within the United Nations 2030 Agenda are endorsed. As stated in the Federal President’s letter upon taking over the patronage on May 12, 2022, “international and interdisciplinary collaboration in research networks to address global health crisis deserve our great support”.

2022 marks a very special year, because of awarding the first laureate of the Virchow Prize for Global Health; representing a milestone towards improving awareness of global health issues and achieving our common mission of health for all.

The Virchow Foundation for Global Health is very honoured to have been allowed awarding the 2022 Virchow Prize for Global Health to John N. Nkengasong under the distinguished recognition of President Steinmeier.