Medical research and services: the Fourth Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize nominations are open, nominations deadline is extended to 25 September 2021

The challenges caused by COVID-19 is test for humanity and it reaffirms special importance of the Prize

The Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize was established by the Government of Japan and carries forward ideals and aspirations of a Japanese microbiologist Dr. Hideyo Noguchi (1876-1928) who fell victim to yellow fever in Africa during his research of the disease.

It aims to honor individuals with outstanding achievements in the fields of Medical Research and Medical Services to combat infectious and other diseases in Africa, thus contributing to the health and welfare of the Africans and of all humankind.


Medical Research

  • Basic medical research
  • Clinical medical research
  • Research in all fields of life science closely related to medicine

Medical Services

  • Field-level medical/public health activities to combat diseases and advance public health

Nomination deadline: 25 September 2021.

The Prize consists of a citation, a medal and 100 million yen (equivalent to about one million US dollars) for each laureate. For the Fourth Prize, the laureates will be known on the occasion of the Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8), which is scheduled to be held in Tunisia in 2022.

For more details, please see the Prize website. Nomination form is also available on the site:

For inquiries, please contact:

Office of Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Tel : +81-3-5501-1774   Fax : +81-3-3502-6255
Email: g.noguchi-prize.q7s@cao.go.jp


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