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This year’s prestigious Gairdner Global Health Award is to be presented to Dr Brian Greenwood, Manson Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dr Greenwood was selected for the award after playing a significant role in several developments in malaria prevention and treatment, including the importance of insecticide-treated bed nets which can drastically reduce the number of children who die from malaria.

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This year’s prestigious Gairdner Global Health Award is to be presented to Dr Brian Greenwood, Manson Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dr Greenwood was selected for the award after playing a significant role in several developments in malaria prevention and treatment, including the importance of insecticide-treated bed nets which can drastically reduce the number of children who die from malaria.
Dr. John Dirks, president and scientific director of the Gairdner Foundation said in an interview with thestar.com that Dr Greenwood is known to be, “the figure in international health and tropical medicine” for his research, which has also shown that vaccinations could prevent both meningitis and pneumonia.
Awarded a Knighthood in the 2012 New Year honours in January and an honorary Fellowship of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in March, 2012 has been a special year for Brian Greenwood, who will now also received one of the world’s top medical research prizes.
In the 53 year history of Gairdner Foundation awards have been presented to 298 scientists from 13 countries. Of the scientists to receive awards 76 have gone on to win the Nobel Prize.
The 2012 Gairdner Awards will be presented in Toronto in October.

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