Dr. Samba Sow, a Malian physician and Professor at the University of Maryland, will receive $100,000 for using health data to save children’s lives through a comprehensive vaccination program.
Dr. Sow generated and used metrics on the disease burden related to Hib – Haemophilus influenzae type b disease – and used the metrics to secure political and financial support to vaccinate thousands of children against the disease. He spearheaded a nationwide delivery campaign for the vaccine, and, as a result, the country has seen an 80% decline in new Hib cases.
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