In 2008, Brian Greenwood, Manson Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, was one of two researchers awarded the first Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize by the Government of Japan in recognition of his contribution to research on the control of infectious diseases in Africa where he worked for 30 years before joining the staff of LSHTM.
This award was established in recognition of the work of the Japanese microbiologist Dr Hideyo Noguchi, who died in Ghana in 1928 whilst undertaking research on yellow fever. Professor Greenwood has donated all of the prize money to the ALN scholarship fund.
In 2013, Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, was awarded the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for Medical Research. Professor Piot was a co-discoverer of the Ebola virus and has done pioneering collaborative work on HIV and infectious disease control across Africa. Over the past 25 years, as founding Director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations, he has led world-wide efforts to research and tackle AIDS and other threats to global health.