Dr Nkengasong donates his €500,000 Global Health prize to AFENET to address health inequities
2022 Virchow Prize for Global Health laureate, Dr John N. Nkengasong, is dedicating the €500,000 prize endowment to support programmes that will help address health inequities in vulnerable populations in Africa.
“The Virchow Foundation for Global Health will fulfil the endowment to the non-profit organisation and networking alliance, AFENET, to this end. Dr Nkengasong was awarded with the inaugural Virchow Prize on October 15, 2022 in Berlin in the presence of several hundred distinguished international guests from the global health community, diplomats, political leaders, and scientists from all over the world” reads a Virchow Foundation for Global Health press statement released on 22 November 2022.
African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) Director Dr Simon Antara lauded Dr John Nkengasong for giving the organization the opportunity to be part of this glorious and historic award.
“We are excited that he has chosen AFENET to implement the endowment to address inequities in vulnerable populations. We applaud Dr Nkengasong for selflessly dedicating the entire award money to addressing the needs of the vulnerable. We commit to managing the funds prudently for the intended purpose. Congratulations Dr Nkengasong!” says Dr Antara.