The Oct 31 deadline to submit nominations for the Gates Award for Global Health is fast approaching. The Gates Award for Global Health was established by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to reward and exemplify organizations which have developed processes for improving health, especially in resource poor settings, with measurable results.
You may nominate for the Gates Award, any organization (charitable institution, a private company or a public entity) from any country in the world that has had a systemic and lasting impact on global health.
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- Extraordinary contributions toward progress in the knowledge and practice of health in low-income societies, with a substantial and sustainable impact on the principal issues that contribute to global health.
- An established record of achievement.
- Innovation in program design.
- Organizational capacity; i.e. evidence of financial and program stability.
- Collaboration with others.
- Evidence that contributions have had significant influence or have been adopted across geographic and organizational boundaries.
The Award will be presented in Washington, D.C. at a special Awards Ceremony during the Global Health Council’s Annual International Conference, May 26-30, 2009. The prize consists of a distinctive award sculpture (see photo) and a prize amount of 1 million dollars.