2011 Gates Award for Global Health

   The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases based at WHO and co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank and WHO – was awarded the 2011 Gates Award for Global Health. The “world’s largest public health prize” was presented to TDR Director Dr Robert Ridley who commented, “This award represents the culmination of 36 years of history. Researchers from all over the world have worked with us to find improved health solutions for people in poor countries. The long-term commitments from our donors have led to major progress against many infectious diseases of poverty.”