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Nominations Open for 2019 the Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize!

Nominations Open for 2019 the Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize!

Deadline: 31 July 2018

Nominations are open for 2019 the Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize with an aim 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 Laureates will be announced in 2019 and the award ceremony will be held during the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7).


The Prize consists of two categories:

  • Medical Research which honors individual(s)
  • Medical Services which honors individual(s) and organization(s).


  • Medical Research
    • Basic medical research
    • Clinical medical research
    • Research in all fields of life science closely related to medicine
  • Medical Services
    • Field-level medical/public health activities to combat diseases and advance public health

Award Information

The Prize consists of a citation, a medal and 100 million yen (equivalent to about one million US dollars).

Eligibility Criteria

  • No distinction will be made based on the nationality, age or gender of the nominees, who are limited to people still living.
  • Nominee eligibility for the two categories are as follows:
    • Medical Research
      • Nominations are in principle to be for one individual. In the case of joint research, however, a maximum of three individuals will be considered.
    • Medical Services
      • In the case of nominating an organization, nominations are limited to one currently active organization.
      • Nominations are in principle to be one individual or one organization per activity. Under exceptional circumstances, however, when more than one individual or organization work as a team, a maximum of three individuals or organizations will be considered.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

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