Dr Anthony Fauci has recently been honored with a prestigious international award comprising of $1 million.
According to media reports, the health expert received the mega honor known as the Dan David prize from Israel for his great contributions in combating the deadly coronavirus as well as other leading infectious diseases.
Dr. Fauci is actually one of the leading 7 recipients to be honored with this 2021 award, worth a staggering $1 million, funded by the Dan David Foundation. This is headquartered at Isreal’s prestigious Tel Aviv University.
Officials confirmed how the yearly award is usually divided into separate categories that include past, present, and future. Therefore, Dr. Fauci received his honor for work in the present category. Moreover, he is also this year’s individual recipient to receive the prize.
Fauci received the award with great gratitude and also remarked how he always practices what he preaches. Experts mentioned how Dr. Fauci was selected amongst many other leading names because of his excellent contributions in the subject of infectious diseases that have continued throughout his life.
This includes HIV, Zika, Ebola, and of course the most recent pandemic of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the chair of the selection committee held the leading medical expert in the highest of regards. She claimed he was the best representation when it came to serving as a global leader for both controls as well as infectious disease research that continues to present as a major challenge in today’s era.
She also added how Dr.Fauci’s mega contribution comprised of all the basic lab as well as clinical research that underpinned the creation of productive treatments as well as vaccines for all of these outlined diseases.
In the same way, his leadership has encouraged great research prospects that translate into mega public health impacts around the globe.