The biennial Recognizing Excellence Around Champions of Health (REACH) Awards recognize those who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and commitment in the fields of disease elimination. This year’s edition will also spotlight health workers who played a key role in the COVID-19 response and showcased exceptional dedication and courage while keeping the world safe.

From boots-on-the-ground innovators to local community health workers, the REACH Awards aim to celebrate critical contributions from those on the front lines of disease elimination. The awards underscore the belief of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, President of the UAE, that no one should suffer from a preventable disease.

There are many people around the world who are driven to help others by pure conscience. These people deserve our respect, appreciation and honor.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed

President of the UAE

Jury Members

H.E. Dr Maha Taysir Barakat
Assistant Minister for Medical Affairs and Life Sciences
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UAE
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Jason Carter
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
The Carter Center
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Dr Chris Elias
President, Global Development
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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Thoko Elphick-Pooley
Executive Director
Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases
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Dr Soonman Kwon
Professor, School of Public Health
Seoul National University
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Tsitsi Masiyiwa
Co-founder and Chair
Higherlife Foundation & Delta Philanthropies
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Dr Ren Minghui
Professor of Global Health
Peking University
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Dr Maria P. Neira
Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health
World Health Organization
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Dr Peter Piot
Professor of Global Health
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
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