The Prize consists of two categories:
Purpose of the prize -click here-
NOMINATION GUIDELINES (for both categories: Medical Research and Medical Services) -Click here (pdf)-
SUBMISSION OF NOMINATIONS (for both categories: Medical Research and Medical Services)
Following the Nomination Guidelines, please email or mail your nomination form with attachments to the below address.
The nomination form may be downloaded.
The same form is used for both categories:
Medical Research and Medical Services.
Email and Mailing addresses
Medical Research nominationsHideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Medical Research Selection Committee
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
8 Ichibancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8472
Medical Services nominationsHideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Medical
Services Selection Committee
Regional Office for Africa, World Health Organization
Cité du Djoué, P.O.Box 06 Brazzaville, Congo
Tel: + (47 241) 39100 / + (242) 665 65 00
PURPOSE AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PRIZE
The spread of infectious diseases presents a common threat to all humankind. Mindful that Africa faces this scourge most acutely, the Government of Japan established the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize in July 2006 in memory of Dr. Hideyo Noguchi (1876-1928) whose belief in medical advancement and self-sacrificing activities in Africa remain a beacon of inspiration to all. Guided by these ideals and mindful of the ominous human suffering persisting in Africa, the region facing the most serious health challenge on the globe, the Prize aims to honour individuals with outstanding achievements in the fields of medical research and medical services to combat infectious and other diseases in Africa, thus contributing to the health and welfare of the African people and of all humankind.
The Prize consists of two categories: Medical Research honouring individual(s) andMedical Services honouring individual(s) or organization(s)
The Prize is awarded every five years and the second award will be presented in June 2013. (The first award was presented in 2008.)
Each category of the Prize consists of a citation, a medal and an honorarium of 100 million yen (≒1.18 million dollars).
The selection process comprises two stages, namely: (a) recommendation of a maximum of three candidates by two sub-Committees, one established under the auspices of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the other established under the auspices of the African Regional Office of the World Health Organization (AFRO), which are responsible for the above-mentioned two categories respectively; and (b) finalization of the candidates(s) by the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Committee to be referred to the Prime Minister for final decision.
For General information about the Prize:
Please contact the Office of Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize, Cabinet Office
Tel: +81-3-5501-1742, Fax: +81-3-3502-6255