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TICAD8: Japanese Hideyo Noguchi Prize awarded to two South African researchers and Carter Centre programme

Mr. Othman Jerandi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians abroad attended, along with his Japanese counterpart Mr. Yoshimasa Hayashi, the Hideyo Noguchi award ceremony for Africa in its 4th edition for Medical Research, Medical Services and prevention of contagious diseases.

The prize was awarded to: -Dr. Salim. S. Abdool karim & Dr. Qurraisha Abdool Karim Medical Research Winners. -Mr. Adam Wiess, Director of the Winning Guinea Worm Eradication Program in Medical Services.

The Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize was established in 2006 by the Government of Japan in honor of Dr. Hideyo Noguchi (1876-1928), an outstanding Japanese medical scientist who at the onset of 20th century, at the time when infectious diseases were raging, dedicated his life to bacteriological research and died while studying yellow fever in Africa.

This prize is an international prize that shines the light on fundamental medical research, clinical research, and medical services for Africa, and to honor individuals and organizations that are at the frontline of continuing challenge to solve the world’s common issues of combatting infectious disease and thus contributing to the health and welfare of the Africans and of all humankind.