Saturday, 30 September 2023

SANTHE Programme Director scoops prestigious Harvard Award

Each year the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Alumni Association honours a distinguished group of alumni recognising achievements in various arenas of public health by awarding them with an Alumni Award of Merit. They are selected for their awards by their peers through a nomination and voting process. It is the highest honour presented to an alumna/us of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Since 1992, over 100 Harvard Chan School’s highly accomplished alumni have received this honour. This year SANTHE’s Programme Director Professor Thumbi Ndung’u was one of six people to receive one of these awards – the 2023 Leadership Award in Public Health Practice. This award recognises a graduate who has been an outstanding example of effective leadership in the practice of public health, in the public or private sphere. He was presented with his award, surrounded by family and close colleagues, during this year’s Alumni Weekend, which took place September 28-30 in the Kresge building on the Harvard Chan School campus in Boston, USA. “I am grateful to my mentors, colleagues, friends, and family for their support and collaboration which has enabled my success. I am inspired to continue to work for better health for all,” he said.

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SANTHE is an Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) flagship programme funded by the Science for Africa Foundation through the DELTAS Africa programme; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Gilead Sciences Inc.; and the Ragon Institute of Mass General, MIT, and Harvard.