Kuwait prize for African health projects

The Amir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, announced an initiative to the third African Arab Summit hosted by the State of Kuwait. This initiative described an annual award by the State of Kuwait for the advancement of economic, social, human resources, and infrastructure development in the African continent titled the “Al-Sumait Prize“, after a Kuwaiti physician who spent his lifetime dedicated towards helping the poor in Africa in the field of health and education.

The objective of the prize is the appreciation, recognition of the best studies, scientific projects, applied research, and innovative initiatives, which have made a significant and lasting influence in advancing progress to economic and social development in Africa. The awarded projects should help African nations to overcome poverty, hunger, lack of potable water, injustice or to improve health care, literacy and the allocation of economic resources. The Prize should also highlight successes within the following areas: Food security, Health and Education.

The topic for 2015 prize is Health:

– Communicable diseases prevalent in Africa such as Ebola, Malaria and HIV.

– Provision of medical staff (physicians and nursing), medicine, pharmaceutical, and medical equipment.

– Provision of medical centers (hospitals and clinics) in remotes areas, forests or desert areas.

This prize is to be awarded annually to individuals or institutions who have made significant advancement within the field of Health. The prize has a value of $1,000,000 (one million US Dollars). The cash sum is awarded along with a gold medal, shield and certificate of recognition.

The Nomination form can be found at www.kfas.org

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