2019 Dr LEE Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health

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Question: Who among the following won 2019 Dr LEE Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health?
(a) Dr Balram Bhargava
(b) Dr An Dong
(c) Dr Vinod Paul
(d) Dr Alireza Mesdaghinia
Answer: (a)
Related facts:
  • On 24th May, 2019, Professor Balram Bhargava, Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has been conferred the Dr Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health, 2019.
  • He has been recognised for his achievements as a clinician, innovator, researcher and trainer at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Prior to his appointment at ICMR, he was a Professor of cardiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (AIIMS). 
  • The Dr LEE Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health is awarded to individuals, institutions, and governmental or non-governmental organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to public health. It was established in 2008.
  • The prize consists of a plaque from the Founder and a sum of money which will not exceed US$ 100 000.

Links:

https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/detail/a-practitioner-a-scientist-an-innovator-a-thought-leader

https://www.who.int/governance/awards/lee/en/

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/icmr-head-balram-bhargava-wins-dr-lee-jong-wook-prize-for-public-health/article27254774.ece

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