Stop TB Partnership

Recognizing excellence in the fight against TB in conflict and refugee areas: Kochon Prize calls for nominations


31 July 2013 - Geneva - Nominations for the 2013 Stop TB Partnership Kochon Prize are being accepted until 15 September 2013. 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).

National health bodies and institutions of WHO Member States, Stop TB partners, or former recipients of the prize may submit nominations.

This year, the Stop TB Partnership Secretariat has chosen to focus the annual prize on a specific theme: TB in conflict and refugee areas.

Nominations are therefore open to individuals or any organizations that focus their work to provide access to TB diagnosis, treatment, support, care and other services to people living in conflict areas, war zones, natural disasters or places that are difficult to access.

The selection criteria will be:

  1. Exceptional commitment in providing TB services to populations living in conflict areas, war zones, natural disaster areas or populations living in ‘difficult to access’ areas.
  2. The extent of the impact of their work on TB interventions on the TB-affected communities that they serve.
  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.

For any questions that you might have, please contact stoptbprize@who.int

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 2013 winner will be announced at the 44rd Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris, France.