The Gates Award for Global Health

The Gates Award for Global Health

Nomination deadline: October 31, 2006

In December, 2000, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the establishment of the International Gates Award for Global Health. The Gates Award has been established to recognize an organization yearly that has made a major and lasting contribution to the field of global health.

The prize consists of a distinctive award sculpture and a prize amount of 1 million dollars.

The Gates Award for Global Health was established by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to reward and exemplify organizations which have developed processes for improving health, especially in resource poor settings, with measurable results. The Gates Award for Global Health recognizes past achievements and the promise of continuing activity and improvement.

Any organization from any country in the world that has substantively improved the health and the lives of people in need may be nominated for the Gates Award for Global Health; the organization may be a charitable institution, a private company, or a public entity.

Nominations will be considered by an international jury consisting of health professionals from developing countries and the Global Health Council's Board of Directors. Nominations submitted will be reviewed by this jury and a winner will be selected. The jury member names will be publicized on the Global Health Council website once it is established.

The award will be presented on May 31, 2007 in Washington, D.C., at a special Awards Ceremony during the Global Health Council's Annual International Conference. The winner's name is embargoed until the time of the ceremony.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Tuesday, October 31, 2006.

Click here for background and criteria.

The 2007 online nomination for the Gates Award for Global Health is available by clicking here.