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The Virchow Foundation for Global Health accepts submissions for the international prize endowed with €500,000 from October 14, 2023 through February 29, 2024
Berlin, October 16, 2023 – The non-profit Virchow Foundation for Global Health is pleased to announce nominations for the 2024 Virchow Prize for Global Health can be submitted through February 29, 2024. The award honours outstanding lifetime achievements that have significantly contributed to improving global health and uphold the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
“The Virchow Foundation for Global Health along with its new cooperation partner, the Software AG – Foundation, is dedicated to recognizing those who work tirelessly to alleviate suffering and promote health equity around the world,” stated Professor Ganten, Co-Founder of the Virchow Foundation. “The Virchow Prize for Global Health serves as a beacon of inspiration, highlighting the incredible contributions of individuals and organisations working toward a stronger, more equitable world and ‘Health for All’, like the prize’s namesake, Rudolf Virchow.”
Eligible nominators are invited to submit their nominations for the 2024 Virchow Prize for Global Health by completing the dedicated form and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on qualified nominators, eligibility and the nomination process can be found at virchowprize.org/nominations. Download the nomination form here.
Laureates of the prestigious prize will be awarded annually in Berlin. In 2024, the ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 12, the eve of the World Health Summit (WHS).
About the Virchow Foundation and the Virchow Prize for Global Health
The Virchow Foundation for Global Health was established in 2021 with the support of the Presidents of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities as well as Members of the German Parliament to contribute to the improvement of health worldwide. This purpose is achieved through the joint commitment of highly respected individuals, currently 45 international experts who serve in the Foundation’s committees on an honorary basis. Closely aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, the Virchow Foundation for Global Health raises awareness of global health issues among the public. In this context the Virchow Prize for Global Health, annually awarded on the eve of the beginning of the World Health Summit (WHS), recognises outstanding lifetime achievements or innovations that have significantly contributed to improving global health and achieving ‘Health for All’. Further information on foundation and the prize: virchow.foundation
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