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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

1997

Former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter

The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award is presented annually by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) to honor individuals whose outstanding humanitarian efforts and achievements have contributed significantly to improving global public health through domestic and/or international activities. Priority is given to contributions in the area of infectious diseases.

Selection criteria include:

  • Humanitarian service;
  • Public education contributions; and/or
  • Legislative or policy achievements.

Established in 1997 by the NFID Board of Directors, the award is named for former President and Mrs. Carter, who as outstanding humanitarians, have worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for people worldwide. They are co-founders of The Carter Center, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization based in Atlanta, GA. Through their work at The Carter Center, President and Mrs. Carter have worked to resolve conflict peacefully, promote democracy, protect human rights, and prevent and eradicate disease. In recognition of their efforts, President and Mrs. Carter were presented with the first Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award in 1997.

Penny Heaton

2020

Penny M. Heaton, MD

Jeremy Farrar, FRS

2019

Jeremy Farrar, FRS

Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD

2018

Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD

Robert E. Black, MD, MPH

2016

Robert E. Black, MD, MPH

F. Marc LaForce, MD

2015

F. Marc LaForce, MD

David A. Walton

2014

David A. Walton, MD, MPH

Adetukonbo O. Lucas, MD

2013

Adetukonbo O. Lucas, MD

2012

Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH

2011

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD

2010

Jennifer L. Howse, PhD

2009

Ann Lurie

2008

Louis W. Sullivan, MD

2007

William H. Foege, MD. MPH

2006

Paul E. Farmer, MD, PhD

2005

Former President Bill Clinton

2004

Henri Landwirth

2003

The Honorable John Edward Porter

2002

Bill and Melinda Gates

2001

Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV

2000

Robert Edward “Ted” Turner, III

David Satcher, MD, PhD - 1999 - Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award

1999

David Satcher, MD, PhD

1998

General Colin L. Powell