Reaching for the Stars

06 November 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland - Stop TB Partnership is pleased to announce the call for the 2017 Kochon Prize. This year we are celebrating the TB research and development community.

Advancements and investments in scientific research to enhance and transform the way TB is diagnosed, treated, and prevented is critical to halt the spread of TB. With the recent release of the 2017 Global Tuberculosis Report and in the lead up to the UN High-Level Meeting on TB in 2018, accelerating access and uptake of existing TB products and technologies and catalyzing research and development of new, game-changing TB diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines is now a matter of immense urgency.

The 2017 Kochon Prize will therefore recognize and pay tribute to the people and organizations who dare to push the scientific boundaries and reach for the targets set forth in the Global Plan to End TB and the End TB Strategy. Their commitment and perseverance to TB research and development is and will change the world, but, more importantly, change the lives of the people and communities affected by TB.

The application period opens today, Monday, 6 November 2017 at 18:00 (Geneva time). Completed nominations should be sent to the Stop TB Partnership no later than Monday, 18 December 2017 at 18:00 (Geneva time).

Individuals and/or organizations must be nominated by someone other than themselves.

Full details regarding the nomination process and requirements can be found here. Nominations should include:

Funded by the Kochon Foundation, a non-profit foundation based in the Republic of Korea, the USD 65,000 prize is awarded once a year to an individual and/or organization that has made a significant contribution in the fight against TB.

The 2017 Kochon Prize winner(s) will be announced and awarded at the Stop TB Partnership's 30th Board meeting in March 2018. It will take place in New Delhi, India.