Stop TB Partnership

Recognizing excellence in the fight against childhood TB: Kochon Prize calls for nominations


29 June 2012 - Geneva - Nominations for the 2012 Stop TB Partnership-Kochon Prize are being accepted until 1 September 2012. Funded by the Kochon Foundation, a non-profit foundation registered in the Republic of Korea, the US$ 65 000 prize is awarded once a year to persons, institutions, or organizations that have made a highly significant contribution to combating tuberculosis (TB).

Recognized national health bodies of WHO Member States, Stop TB partners, or former recipients of the prize may submit nominations. Nominees should have significant and documented achievements in the development of anti-TB systems or policies, or in the areas of TB research, advocacy and communication.

This year, the Stop TB Partnership Secretariat has chosen to focus the annual prize on a specific theme: childhood TB.

Nominations are therefore open to individuals or organizations that have made major contribution to stopping childhood TB. This could be in the areas of advocacy, research or programme implementation. The selection criteria for prize winners:

  1. Exceptional commitment to the global fight against childhood TB.
  2. The extent of the originality and potential impact of their work for childhood TB and advancing childhood TB on the global agenda.
  3. The extent to which a Stop TB Partnership/Kochon Foundation Award might contribute to furthering the nominee's work.

To make a nomination please click here.

The Kochon Prize was established in 2006 in honour of the late Chairman Chong-Kun Lee ("Kochon") who was committed throughout his career to improving access to low-cost lifesaving antibiotics and anti-TB drugs.

The name of the 2012 winner will be announced in November at the 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.