Stop TB Partnership

Three organizations shortlisted for prestigious 2014 Kochon Prize


07 October 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland - Three outstanding organizations have been shortlisted for the 2014 Kochon Prize. The theme for this year focused on innovators working with TB communities to reach the three million people who are missed every year.

The nominees are:

  • TB/HIV Care Association, a South African non-profit organization that has shown innovation in working with communities and key populations to fight against TB;
  • REACH Ethiopia, a small locally registered entity who successfully implemented a TB REACH project in the Sidama district of Ethiopia; and
  • Indus Hospital TB Programme, a pioneer in the use of technology to expand access to free, community-based TB care in Pakistan.

The US $65,000 Kochon Prize has been awarded annually for the past six years to persons, institutions or organizations that have made a highly significant contribution to combating TB, a disease that is curable but still causes the deaths of three people every minute. The Prize is fully funded by the Kochon Foundation, which is located in the Republic of Korea.

The 2014 prize winner will be announced and awarded on Tuesday, 28 October at the Global TB Symposium, an annual event at the 45th World Conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. The Union Conference will be held in Barcelona this year.