We all know amazing nurses and nurse organizations who have devoted their lives to helping people affected by TB - can we spend some time to nominate them for the Kochon award this year? The Stop TB Partnership dedicates the call for the 2020 Kochon Prize Nominations to all the Nurses on the front line fight against TB.
07 August 2020, Geneva, Switzerland - The Stop TB Partnership is extending the deadline for the Kochon Prize nominations to 24 August 2020, 9:00am (Geneva time). This year to honour the hard work, devotion and efforts as well as to mark International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, the Kochon Prize 2020 will recognize exceptional Nurses or Nurse Organizations who are in the vanguard of the fight to end TB. Who can be nominated?
Nurse individuals, associations, and organizations can be nominated for their work and commitment to advancing the TB response through nursing, research, innovation, policy and partnership development, and advocacy.
The period for nominations begins on 30 June 2020. The online nomination form must be completed no later than 24 August 2020, 9:00am (Geneva time).
Nomination Process The nomination process is an online process. To access the nomination platform, click here. Full details regarding the nomination process, including the selection committee, the selection criteria, and requirements can be foundhere.
A nomination form; and
Support letter from the nominator. The letter can also be from (endorsed by) multiple people.
Award Announcement and Ceremony Details of the 2020 Kochon Prize will be announced at a later date.
The Kochon Foundation Funded by the Kochon Foundation, a non-profit foundation based in the Republic of Korea, the USD 65,000 prize is the largest prize devoted to TB. The Kochon Prize was established in 2006 in honor of the late Chairman Chong-Kun Lee, founder of the Chong Kun Dang Pharmaceutical Corporation and Kochon Foundation in Korea, who was committed throughout his career to improving access to low-cost lifesaving antibiotics and anti-TB drugs. More information on the Kochon Prize can be found here.
The extent to which the nominee has made an exceptional contribution to improving the TB response for people with TB, communities affected by TB or service delivery, primarily through providing health services, support, nursing or engagement in research, innovation, policy and partnership development, or advocacy.
The extent to which the nominee has shown outstanding understanding or conducted advocacy on behalf of people affected by TB.
The extent to which the Kochon Prize will contribute to furthering the nominee's work in TB nursing.