The 2012 Anne Maurer-Cecchini award will be attributed during the Geneva Health Forum that will last from April 18 to 20, 2012 in Geneva (Switzerland). The prize 2012 will be 20,000 CHF.
The award is open to investigators and research groups that completed a clinical or epidemiological study in 2010 or 2011 on one of neglected tropical diseases listed bellow.
The Anne Maurer-Cecchini Foundation has come up with an award to encourage and sustain research in this field in memory of Ms Anne Maurer-Cecchini who decided to work on neglected tropical diseases.
The award is normally granted every 2 years to reward or to finance clinical or epidemiological research performed in the field of neglected tropical diseases. Its aim is to help the team who accomplished the work to continue its research.
The publication must be attached to the filled application form and submitted by email to the Scientific Committee and the application form can be downloaded from the website of the Anne Maurer-Cecchini.
The neglected tropical diseases targeted by the Anne Maurer-Cecchini Award are : 1-Leprosy, 2-Noma, 3-Enteric fever, 4-Trachoma, 5-Buruli ulcer, 6-Intestinal and hepatic helminthiasis, 7-Intestinal protozoal infections, 8- Human African trypanosomiasis, 9-American trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease), 10-Leishmaniasis, 11-Neurocysticercosis, 12- Cystic echinococcosis (hydatic cyst), 13- Schistosomiasis, 14-Lymphatic filarisasis, 15-Onchocerciasis, 16-Dracunculiasis (Guinea worm), 17-Trichinellosis, 18-Snake bites.