The biennial REACH Awards recognize those who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and commitment in the field of disease elimination. 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. Professionals active in the field of disease elimination are invited to submit nominees for each award category 13 May – 31 July 2019.

Unsung Hero Award

Honors and celebrates an extraordinary individual who has played a transformative, frontline role in the field of disease elimination and has been under-recognized for his/her efforts until this point. The selected individual will be honored for his/her commitment to life-saving public health work that has significantly improved the health and welfare of a community.

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Game-changing Innovator Award

Recognizes an individual who has developed and implemented a creative technology or practice in support of disease elimination. The awardee’s innovation will have addressed an unmet challenge in the field by bringing a new, impactful and practical idea to life. In addition, the awardee will have demonstrated that his/her innovation can be brought to scale to ensure that its impact is far-reaching.

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Rising Champion Award

Celebrates an individual who is championing a cause related to disease elimination. The awardee will have developed a far-reaching campaign focused on influencing health policy within his/her respective country through advocacy activities ranging from media campaigns to grass-roots activism. The work of this individual will have created a tangible impact in the field of disease elimination.

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