The Roux Prize

Congratulations to Professor Ibrahim Abubakar 2023 Roux Prize winner.

“What drives me each day is the firm belief that the existence of health inequalities is not a given – it is within our reach to eliminate inequitable access to care if we work collectively to improve the lives and conditions of the most disadvantaged among us,” said Prof. Abubakar, Dean of Faculty of Population Health Sciences at University College London.

Prof. Abubakar’s greatest achievement is his recent work on The Lancet Nigeria Commission that directly led to Nigeria’s passing a new law mandating basic health insurance and the creation of a fund for vulnerable populations that covers 83 million underprivileged people.

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Professor Ibrahim Abubakar

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Nominations for the 2024 Roux Prize are now closed. Please stay tuned for next year's submission form!

The winner of the Roux Prize is selected by a committee of distinguished individuals including past award recipients.

Past recipients of the prize have gone on to achieve great accomplishments in public health.

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About the Roux Prize

David and Barbara Roux established the $100,000 Roux Prize in 2013 to reward innovation in the application of disease burden research. The prize recognizes the person who has used health evidence in bold ways to make people healthier – and to highlight just what’s possible when visionaries use health evidence to change lives.

Mr. Roux is a founding board member of IHME and, during its initial decade, he championed IHME’s most ambitious project, the Global Burden of Disease (GBD). He encouraged IHME, as the coordinating center for the diverse array of GBD Collaborators, from policymakers to researchers, practitioners to academics, to find ways to make the information more accessible and useful, so that it could have the greatest possible impact on the ground. The Roux Prize seeks to champion those who use evidence such as the GBD, to improve population health.

David and Barbara Roux, founders of the Roux Prize.

Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion

The Roux Prize and IHME confirm their strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Roux Prize tries to promote the recognition and engagement of individuals of diverse backgrounds and abilities and embraces diverse perspectives in their application of the field of population health and science.

We encourage the submission of competitive nominations of members of groups typically underrepresented in scientific awards and within the population health community at large. Please help us to further this mission by submitting nominations of outstanding contributors of diverse backgrounds for the Roux Prize.

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