Virchow Prize Committee

The Virchow Prize Committee is the jury that oversees the annual laureate selection of the Virchow Prize for Global Health, awarded annually by the Virchow Foundation for Global Health.

Members of the Virchow Prize Committee were nominated and elected by the  Virchow Foundation for Global Health Council. The Virchow Prize Committee is comprised of 15 international members with diverse expertise and competencies.

Winnie Byanyima

Executive Director
UNAIDS
Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Awa Marie Coll-Seck

Minister of State to the President
Former Minister of Health
Senegal

Roopa Dhatt

Executive Director
Women in Global Health
United States / India

Dr. Tim Evans

Director and Associate Dean
School of Population & Global Health, McGill University
Canada

Prof. Dr. Patricia J. Garcia

External Advisory Board Member
Dept of Global Health, University of Washington, USA
Former Minister of Health, Peru

Prof. Dr. Johanna Hanefeld

Director & Head of Dept
Centre for International Health Protection
Robert Koch Institute
Germany

Prof. Dr. Gerald Haug (Chair)

President
National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Germany

Prof. Dr. Ilona Kickbusch

Founding Director, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva
Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Gabriel Leung

Dean of Medicine
The University of Hong Kong

Prof. Dr. Joanne Liu

Former International President
Médecins Sans Frontières
Canada

Prof. Dr. Precious Matsoso

Former Director General
Department of Health
South Africa

Prof. Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum

General Director
National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB)
DRC

Dr. Miriam Orcutt

Former Executive Director
Lancet Migration
United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Ole Petter Ottersen

President
Karolinska Institutet
Sweden

Dr. Amadou Sall

Chief Executive Officer
Institut Pasteur Dakar
Senegal