Thursday, February 21, 2019 | ePaper
Executive Director of icddr,b receives Prince Mahidol Award 2018
Executive Director of International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) Professor John D Clemens has received prestigious Prince Mahidol Award 2018 for his public health contribution in developing the oral cholera vaccine and its advancement worldwide.
Professor Jan R Holmgren of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, is the co-winner of the award, which is a leading recognition for public health innovation globally and is named after Prince Mahidol of Songkla who is regarded as the 'father of modern medicine and public health in Thailand', said a press release on Sunday.
Prof Clemens and Prof Holmgren, have long been associated with icddr,b and spent over 30 years of their scientific careers creating the solution.
Nominated by a jury board for the award in November last year, they were ceremonially presented in Bangkok, Thailand, last week.
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, President of Prince Mahidol Foundation, officially handed over the award for their extraordinary contribution to the introduction of the safe, effective, affordable and internationally licensed oral cholera vaccine (OCV).