02 August 2018 | GENEVA - Stop TB Partnership is pleased to announce the Call for the 2018 Kochon Prize. This year, we are aligned with the United Nations High Level Meeting (UNHLM) on TB and the 2018 Kochon Prize will therefore be awarded to the political leaders who are reinvigorating, driving change, and taking bold actions to End TB. Their commitment, level of engagement and perseverance to fight TB is changing the world and the lives of people suffering from this deadly disease.
Individuals cannot nominate themselves. They must be nominated by individuals (other than themselves) or organizations.
Nominees can be individual political leaders holding one of the following positions:
The application period for nominations opens today, Thursday, 2 August 2018 at 18:00 (Geneva time). The online nomination form, found here must be completed no later than Friday, 31 August 2018 at 18:00 (Geneva time).
Full details regarding the nomination process and requirements can be found here. Nominations should include:
An additional support letter from another organization or individual other than the nominator is not mandatory but can be included in the nomination process.
Funded by the Kochon Foundation, a non-profit foundation based in the Republic of Korea, the USD 65,000 prize - the largest prize devoted to TB - is awarded once a year to an individual/s and/or organization/s according to the criteria of the Call.
The 2018 Kochon Prize winner(s) will be announced and awarded during the 49th UNION World Conference on Lung Health, The Hague, The Netherlands, 24-27 October 2018.
Let’s recognize those that use their political "weight" to help us End TB!