Stop TB Partnership

Kochon Prize 2019

IT’S TIME FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN TB: The Stop TB Partnership launches Call for the 2019 Kochon Prize Nominations

Stop TB Partnership is pleased to announce the call for the 2019 Kochon Prize nominations. This year, aligning with the UN Declaration of Human Rights and fully supporting the commitments made in the UN Political Declaration on TB to end stigma and all forms of discrimination, the Kochon Prize will recognize TB human rights champions. Their bold actions are changing the narrative on TB, putting people at the center of the epidemic, and removing barriers to ensure access to essential TB services for all.

Who can be nominated

Individuals, networks and organizations can be nominated for their work and commitment to advancing human rights in TB.

  • TB Human Rights Activists
  • National, regional and global networks of Affected TB Communities
  • Health care professionals in public and private sector
  • TB and Human Rights Lawyers
  • Legislators and Policymakers

Application Period

The application period for nominations opens today, Thursday, 18 April 2019 at 18:00 (Geneva time). The online nomination form, found here must be completed no later than Monday, 3 June 2019 at 18:00 (Geneva time).

Nomination Process

Full details regarding the nomination process, including the selection committee, the selection criteria and requirements can be found here.

Nominations should include:

  1. A nomination form
  2. Support letter from the nominator. The letter can also be from (endorsed by) multiple people.

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 (left), 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.

Award Ceremony

The 2019 Kochon Prize winner(s) will be announced and awarded during the 50th UNION World Conference on Lung Health, Hyderabad, India 30 October-2 November 2019.

Let’s recognize those who are standing up for equity, justice and human dignity to end TB!