Malaria researchers win Asturias Prize
Four organisations leading the field in the fight against malaria in Africa are the winners of the Prince of Asturias Prize for International Cooperation.29 May 2008
MADRID - Four organisations that lead the field in the fight against malaria in Africa are the winners of the Prince of Asturias Prize for International Cooperation, it was announced Wednesday in Oviedo.
The Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre in Tanzania, the Malaria Research and Training Centre in Mali, the Kintampo Health Research Centre in Ghana and the Manhiça Investigative Health Centre in Mozambique - which works in conjunction with Barcelona's Hospital Clinic - were voted recipients of the yearly prize, ahead of 23 other candidates from 13 countries.
María Jesús Figa, undersecretary for External Affairs and Cooperation said the prize should be seen as a "wake-up call about a serious situation affecting a very forgotten continent," above all because malaria is a disease virtually unknown in Europe because "we see it as being very distant".
[El Pais / Expatica]