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4 June 2013 U Thant international Conference Hall, UNU HQ
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The 2nd Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Laureates — Dr. Peter Piot of Belgium and Dr. Alex Godwin Coutinho of Uganda — will deliver Hideyo Noguchi commemorative addresses at United Nations University Headquarters in Tokyo on 4 June 2013 (14.30-16.30).

The Government of Japan established the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize in July 2006 in memory of Dr. Hideyo Noguchi, whose contribution to medical advancement and self-sacrificing activities in Africa remain a model of professionalism. The prize honours individuals with outstanding achievements in the fields of medical research and medical services to combat infectious and other diseases in Africa.

Dr. Peter Piot of Belgium was awarded the Second Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize in the medical research category for his work with diseases endemic to much of the African continent, including HIV, Ebola, chlamydia, tuberculosis and gonorrhea. Dr. Piot is currently Director and Professor of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK).

Dr. Alex Godwin Coutinho of Uganda is the winner of the Second Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize in the medical services category for his pioneering efforts to expand access to life-sparing medicine for people infected with HIV. He is currently Executive Director of the Infectious Disease Institute, Makerere University (Uganda).