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The BMI  Prize

The Boris Mints Institute was founded with the intention to encourage research, planning and innovative thinking to promote significant positive change in the world. BMI is focusing on finding strategic feasible solutions to provide strategic plans and innovative projects to enhance the welfare of communities around the globe.


Starting 2017, BMI awards a $100,000 prize to an exceptional individual who has devoted his/her research and academic life to the solution of a strategic global challenge, and whose research public action and ideas had transformative impacts on global policy formation and a proven contribution to the welfare of a significant number of communities worldwide

The 2021 BMI Prize Laureate is Dr. John N. Nkengasong, Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
The BMI Prize Laureates

2021

Dr. John N. Nkengasong

The 2021 BMI Prize Laureate is Dr. John N. Nkengasong, Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)


Dr. Nkengasong currently serves as the first Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). He is a leading virologist with nearly 30 years of work experience in public health. Prior to his appointment with Africa CDC, he was the Deputy Principal Director (acting) of the Centre for Global Health at the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and Associate Director of Laboratory Science and Chief of the International Laboratory Branch at the Division of Global HIV/AIDS and TB.




More information about Dr John Nkengasong on Africa CDC site:


Dr John Nkengasong on TIME 100 most influential people of 2021 list

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