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
Meet the Winners
Rahane Lawal is a polio worker in Nigeria who has shown exceptional bravery and dedication in keeping her community safe from polio, leading efforts to eradicate the disease despite being kidnapped and witnessing her captors murder her family member.
Dr. Richard Kojan is a Congolese physician who created a portable bio-secure emergency care unit called the CUBE to allow for close monitoring of Ebola patients by medical staff in remote, low-resource areas. Kojan has dedicated his career to caring for the most vulnerable populations and currently serves as President of The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA).
Olivia Ngou is a skilled and passionate advocate for ending malaria in her home country of Cameroon and worldwide. Her advocacy efforts include engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, from students to Parliamentarians, to help them understand the importance of their role in ending malaria and galvanizing them to take action.
Our Panel of Judges
Our jury is composed of esteemed global health leaders from the private sector, multilateral organisations, foundations, medicine, technical fields, and governments.