Berlin, 16 June 2022 – Following a nomination and election process held by the Virchow Foundation for Global Health Council, the composition of the Virchow Prize Committee is announced.
Comprised of a select and diverse group of experts, the Virchow Prize Committee will oversee the annual laureate selection for the Virchow Prize for Global Health – a major international award that honours outstanding achievements in addressing the global health challenges we face today.
Endowed with €500,000, the Virchow Prize for Global Health is awarded by the Virchow Foundation for Global Health and recognizes individuals or organisations who dedicate their lives to improving global health. Aligning these efforts with the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.
As the first appointed Virchow Prize Committee, they have the special and important role of selecting the inaugural 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.
Laureates will be announced on September 12. The Virchow Prize ceremony will be held in Berlin on October 15, before the World Health Summit, within the Rudolf Virchow Room (Grand Ballroom) of the Marriott Hotel Berlin Central District.
Learn more about the Virchow Prize Committee and its members: https://virchowprize.org/virchow-prize-committee/
Nominations for the Virchow Prize for Global are open through June 30. All information can be found here: https://virchowprize.org/nominations/
About Virchow Foundation for Global Health
The Virchow Foundation for Global Health and the Virchow Prize for Global Health provide international platforms that raise awareness of current global health issues and award achievements which significantly improve the impact on the broad health challenges facing the global community. Headquartered 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.
More information: virchowprize.org
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