Announcement: Winners of 2012 edition of ‘Carlos Slim Awards in Health’


The Carlos Slim Health Institute is pleased to announce the awardees for the Carlos Slim Awards in Health for its 2012 edition. The Awards are focused on recognising – innovation and related achievements of Latin American institutions and researchers that are committed to increasing the health levels of the population.

The recipients for the Awards under the Research category include:

•  José Villar Mendiara, from Argentina, is considered by the Latin American scientific community as a model of excellence in clinical and public health research and also in the formation of human resources for maternal and neonatal care;

•  Julio Sotelo Morales, from México, whose medical research work has positioned him as one of the most internationally, cited authors from Latin America on neurocysticercosis.

The recipients for the Awards under the Exceptional Institution category include:

•  Fundación Canguro, from Colombia, an NGO that has come up with an innovative and easy to adopt model on how to care for newborn babies. This has introduced a key factor of consideration in reducing neonatal deaths in developing countries.

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