THAI Congratulates Prince Mahidol Award 2019 Recipients

Event Calendar Press Releases Wednesday February 5, 2020 09:47
Bangkok--5 Feb--Thai Airways International
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, as the representative of His Majesty the King, presided over the Prince Mahidol Award 2019 presentation ceremony at the Chakri Throne Hall, The Grand Palace.

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) has been providing on-going support for this prestigious award, flying members of the award selection committee and award recipients to the Kingdom of Thailand on THAI Royal First Class.

In the Field of Medicine, the 2019 Prince Mahidol Award was presented to Professor Dr. Ralf F.W. Bartenschlager (fourth from left), his most prominent work is on the life cycle of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) that resulted in the invention of the new generation of anti-HCV drugs that saved millions of lives worldwide.

In the Field of Public Health, the 2019 Prince Mahidol Award was presented to ProfessorDavid Mabey (third from left), who has studied about trachoma more than 30 years and discovered that a single dose of azithromycin was effective for the treatment of trachoma.

Also present at the ceremony to congratulate the awardees were Mr. Sumeth Damrongchaitham (fifth from left), THAI President, Dr. Supat Vanichakarn (second from right), Secretary-General of the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation, Mrs. Theerasin Saengrungsri (first from right), THAI Vice President of Corporate Image & Communications Department, and Mrs. Nathaya Beokhaimook (sixth from right), THAI Vice President of Travel Management and Planning Department.

The Prince Mahidol Award Foundation, of which Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is the President, was established under Royal Patronage in commemoration of the Centenary of the Birth of His Royal Highness Prince Mahidol of Songkhla on 1 January 1992. Two Prince Mahidol Awards are conferred annually to individuals or institutions that have demonstrated outstanding and exemplary contributions to the advancement of medical and public health services for humanity throughout the world.

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