Virchow Prize

for global health

Honouring Life-Time Achievements Towards Health for All


The Virchow Prize for Global Health laureates will be announced annually on the the 2nd Monday in the month of September.

Each year, no more than three candidates – individuals, organisations or institutions – will be awarded the Virchow Prize for Global Health, granted by the Virchow Foundation for Global Health.

Final selection of the laureates will be proposed following a majority vote by the Virchow Prize Committee. Within the selection process, the Virchow Prize Committee will elaborate from all nominations a short list of candidates. Expert reviewers and advisers may be invited by the Virchow Prize Committee as part of the selection process.

The Virchow Prize Committee is formed at the invitation of the Virchow Foundation for Global Health. The committee is chaired by the President of the Foundation.