Virchow Prize

for global health

Honouring Lifetime Achievements Towards Health for All


The Virchow Prize for Global Health is endowed with € 500,000

With the Virchow Prize for Global Health, the Virchow Foundation for Global Health aims to incentivize and spur great minds in their commitment to global health. Laureates of the Virchow Prize for Global Health will be awarded an endowment of 500,000 euros for their longstanding commitment, contributions and lifetime achievements towards improving health and well-being for all. The prize money will be divided equally among the maximum of three laureates.

To uphold the Founders’ fundamental vision, the laureates of the Virchow Prize for Global Health should ideally use the awarded prize money to fund or support specific humanitarian, charitable, non-profit, research or academic activities or projects in the field of global health that are in line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Under this light, inaugural 2022 Virchow Prize for Global Health laureate, John N. Nkengasong, has decided to dedicate the entire prize money endowed to him to support programmes that will help address health inequities in vulnerable populations in Africa: > Press Release