In a prestigious recognition of a lifetime devoted to the betterment of global health, Dr. Rose Leke, a distinguished member of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences (an IAP member academy), is set to be honored with the 2023 Virchow Prize for Global Health. This award, organized under the high patronage of Bärbel Bas, President of the German Bundestag, celebrates individuals' and organizations' lifetime achievements that have significantly impacted the health challenges faced by the global community.
The Virchow Prize for Global Health symbolizes the deep commitment to achieving 'Health for All' and aligns with the United Nations' 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This award is a testament to Leke's unwavering dedication to the cause of global health.
For more information, please visit Virchow Foundation for Global Health.
IAP's Presence at the Upcoming World Health Summit (WHS)
The 2023 Virchow Prize Award Ceremony is scheduled to take place during the World Health Summit (WHS), an international event that brings together leaders, experts and visionaries in the field of global health. This forthcoming ceremony's alignment with the WHS highlights the important connections between Leke's accomplishments and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) - IAP is a member of the M8 Alliance, the academic foundation of the WHS - reinforcing the link between national academies of medicine and science and global health initiatives.
IAP will further enrich the WHS with its latest cohort of Young Physician Leaders (YPL), showcasing the future of global health leadership. A dedicated session is planned for 17 October 2023, offering a platform for these talented young professionals to discuss and contribute to critical global health discussions.