Award ceremony of the UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences.
The UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences will be awarded to laureates during a ceremony that will take place at UNESCO Headquarters (Room I) on Saturday, 14 November 2015.
Three laureates for the second edition of the UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences are:
Professor Manoel Barral-Netto (Brazil), Head of Research and Director of the Centro de Pesquisas Goncalo Moniz-FIOCRUZ-BA. He has dedicated most of his career to the study of Leishmaniasis and Malaria and has contributed to the development of science and control tools in the area of transmissible diseases and the neglected diseases of poverty.
Professor Balram Bhargava (India), Professor of Cardiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He is a cardiologist specializing in biomedical innovation, public health and medical education. His contribution in developing innovative, effective and affordable tools for the management of cardiovascular diseases has had a huge social impact in resource-poor environments.
Dr. Amadou Alpha Sall (Senegal), Head of the WHO collaborating Centre on Arboviruses and Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses in Dakar. He has made cutting-edge contributions in developing and disseminating diagnostic and control tools for viral diseases like Ebola, Chikungunya, Dengue and other vector borne diseases with potential global impact.