2019 Bill Foege Global Health Awards
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About The Event
MAP International annually presents the Bill Foege Global Health Awards to recognize people and organizations whose contributions to the progress of global health measure substantially.
Leaders in the global health community consider Dr. Bill Foege as a folk hero in the global health community, crediting him as "the man most responsible for eradicating smallpox."
Dr. Foege has led organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Carter Center, and the Task Force for Global Health, the second largest health-related charity in the world. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
In 2012, Dr. Foege was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his life accomplishments. He has also received the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Award for Humanitarian Contributions to the Health of Humankind and the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage in addition to numerous other awards.
This signature award for achievement in global health is aptly being named for him.
Learn more at: https://www.map.org/foege