The Archon Award 

Izzeldin Abuelaish, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
University of Toronto

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, OOnt, MD, MPH, is a Palestinian physician, professor, and an internationally recognized human rights and inspirational peace activist. Dr. Abuelaish’s internationally best-selling book, I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity has been translated to 23 languages and has achieved critical acclaim. Dr. Abuelaish has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for three consecutive years, and has been awarded several other prestigious prizes, including the Order of Ontario, and seven honorary degrees. He has been named one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims, one of the 500 Most Powerful Arabs in the world, and, in Canada, one of the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants. Dr. Abuelaish is currently a professor of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
Maryland, USA

Where a woman lives should not determine if she lives. That’s at the heart of Jhpiego’s mission to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. For more than 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego, a non-profit affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, has worked with health experts, governments and community leaders across Africa, Asia and Latin America to develop unique partnerships and strategies that help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care, from home to hospital, village to city. From its origins as technical experts in reproductive, maternal and child health, Jhpiego has grown to embrace new challenges, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, cervical cancer prevention, adolescent health and non-communicable diseases. Using practical, evidence-based, low-cost interventions and innovations, Jhpiego is helping break down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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