Finalists

Unsung Hero

Harriet Mutaawe

Community Health Promoter, Ministry of Health, Uganda

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Boakye Adwini Boatin

Senior Scientific Advisor, Lymphatic Filariasis Support Centre for Africa, University of Ghana

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Rahane Lawal

Frontline Polio Worker

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Mohamed Shire

Zonal Polio Eradication Officer, WHO, Mogadishu

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Hollman Alfonso Miller Hurtado

Coordinator, Department of Vector-Borne Diseases, Secretary of Health, Vaupès Government, Colombia

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Game-Changing Innovator

Victor Kande Betu Kumeso

Coordinating Expert, Neglected Tropical Diseases Program, Ministry of Health, Democratic Republic of Congo

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Richard Kojan

Medical Advisor and President, The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA)

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Misaki Wayengera

Senior Lecturer, Unit of Genetics and Genomics, Makerere University

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Emily Gower

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Elizabeth Winzeler

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego

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Rising Champion

Fatimah Saeed Alhamlan

Scientist and Assistant Professor, Department of Infection and Immunity, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre

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Saurabh Dinesh Rane

TB Activist, Survivors Against TB

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Rose Mary Nakame

Founder and Executive Director, REMI East Africa

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Olivia Ngou

Founder and Executive Director, Impact Santé Afrique

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Enock Omondi

Team Leader and Speaker, Ugunja Youth Parliament

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Honorary Mention

Tumani Corrah
Director, Africa Research Excellence Fund
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Adama Kane
Founder and CEO, JokkoSanté
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Perry Gottesfeld
Executive Director, Occupational Knowledge International
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Katherine Clayton
Co-Founder and CEO, OmniVis
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Simon Hay
Professor, Health Metrics Science, University of Washington
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Dyann Wirth
Richard Pearson Strong Professor and Institute Member, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and The Broad Institute
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Oscar Noya Alarcón
Public Health Physician and Coordinator, Onchocerciasis Elimination Program, Amazonian Center for Research and Control of Tropical Diseases
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Askwar Hilonga
Senior Lecturer, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology
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Mark Feinberg
CEO and President, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
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Winnie Anyango Singwa
Co-Founder and Program Manager, Wing It Up Kenya
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Elisha Opiyo
Sexual and Reproductive Health Coordinator, Lwala Community Alliance
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Sarah Kuponiyi
Youth Resource Centre Manager, CUSO-International, Nigeria
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Martha Saboya
Advisor, Neglected Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
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Madhukar Pai
Director, McGill International TB Centre, McGill University
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Ramesh Ferris
Polio Survivor and Global Health Advocate
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Victor Mukonka
Director, Zambia National Public Health Institute
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H.E. Sawsan Al Fahoum Jafar
Founding Board Member and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Friends of Cancer Patients
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Deepti Chavan
Patient Advocate, Survivors Against TB
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Blessina Amulya Kumar
CEO, Global Coalition of TB Activists (GCTA)
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Peter Ngo'la Owiti
Executive Director, Wote Youth Development Projects
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Edgar Valdez
Director, Instituto para el Desarrollo Humano, Bolivia
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Aji Mohammed Aji
Polio Surveillance Officer, WHO, Borno State, Nigeria
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Adeodata Kekitiinwa
Executive Director, Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation Uganda
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Mariella Anselmi
President, Cecomet, Ecuador
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Audu Musa
State Coordinator and National Surveillance Program Officer, WHO, Borno State, Nigeria
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El Hadj Diop
Founder and President, AISM Thiénaba
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Roma Solomon
Director, CORE Group Polio Project, India
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Sarfaraz Khan Afridi
National Coordinator, Polio Eradication Programme, WHO, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan
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Marie-Roseline Darnycka Bélizaire
Surveillance Team Lead and Field Coordinator, WHO, Democratic Republic of Congo
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Souhaila Ben Said
Founder and President, Association Tunisienne De Prévention Positive
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Norbert Ndjeka
Director, Drug-Resistant TB, TB & HIV Programme, National Department of Health, Republic of South Africa
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Ibtihal Fadhil
Founder and Chair, Eastern Mediterranean NCD Alliance
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Karin Huster
Field Coordinator, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
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Nthabeleng Lephoto
Managing Director, Touching Tiny Lives
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Baltazar Candrinho
Program Director, National Malaria Control Programme, Ministry of Health, Mozambique
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