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Bill Foege Global Health Awards

Save The Date

7 PM, Thursday, April 30, 2020
Delta Flight Museum
1060 Delta Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30354

2020 Award Winners

Dr. Paul Farmer, Partners in Health
Dr. Louis Sullivan
United Parcel Service (UPS) and its 
CEO and Chairman, David Abney

2020 Event Committee 


Liz Blake, Co-Chair, Partners in Health
Stephanie Blank, Co-Chair, The Naserian Foundation

Committee Members

J. Cannon Carr, CornerCap Investment Counsel
Eric Drummond, BaxterKrause Executive Search
David Duke, Living Stories
Jerry Eickhoff, World Outreach Fund
Larry Gildersleve, Brightwell Investments
Ben Harris, Metro Atlanta Chamber
Bob Hope, Hope-Beckham, Inc.
Jae Kullar, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Sunny Park, General Building Maintenance, Inc.
Steve Stirling, MAP International
Maria Thacker, Georgia Global Health Alliance


MAP International annually presents the Bill Foege Global Health Awards to recognize people and organizations whose contributions to the progress of global health measure substantially.

Leaders in the global health community consider Dr. Bill Foege as a folk hero in the global health community, crediting him as "the man most responsible for eradicating smallpox."

This signature award for achievement in global health is aptly being named for him.


2020 Bill Foege Award Recipients Announced

Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Louis Sullivan and UPS CEO and Chairman David Abney to be honored April 30, 2020

Please join us at the fourth annual Bill Foege Global Health Awards on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at the Delta Flight Museum to honor and celebrate  individual and corporate contributions to the progress of global health:

Global Health Icon: Dr. Paul Farmer
Global Health Educator: Dr. Louis Sullivan
Global Health Philanthropist: United Parcel Service (UPS) CEO and Chairman David Abney

These awards will be presented by Dr. Bill Foege, who has saved more lives than anyone in history through his work to eradicate smallpox and advance global health equity.

Join more than 500 business and community leaders paying tribute to these deserving honorees.

Partners in Health, co-founded by Dr. Paul Farmer, works in 11 countries through local treatment strategies caring for patients most in need in their homes and communities. PIH works in close partnership with local government officials and the world’s leading medical and academic institutions to build capacity and strengthen health systems while accompanying the people and communities they serve for the long term. Dr. Paul Farmer, an anthropologist, a practicing physician and Harvard Medical School Professor, best known for his four decades of work in Haiti, was one of the leaders in the Ebola outbreak responses in Liberia and Sierra Leone and has just opened the University for Global Health Equity in Rwanda.

Dr. Louis Sullivan is an active health policy leader, minority health advocate, author, physician and educator. He served as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was the Founding Dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine. As head of HHS, Sullivan's responsibility extended to the health and welfare of the country. He battled the tobacco industry and championed victims of AIDS. In 1993, he left his government post and returned to Morehouse School of Medicine as president.

MAP International will also honor both United Parcel Service (UPS) and its CEO and Chairman David Abney at the fourth annual Bill Foege Global Health Awards on Thursday, April 30th at the Delta Flight Museum.

Atlanta: A Global Health Hub of Excellence

MAP International chooses Atlanta to host its annual Bill Foege Global Health Awards because much of Dr. Bill Foege's work took place within this great city, establishing Atlanta as a center for global health progress.  

No other city in the world has the institutions that reach as far and do the work to cure diseases and improve living conditions. Starting with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the list includes the Carter Center, Emory Global Health Institute, Task Force for Global Health, American Cancer Society, MAP International, CARE, MedShare and many others. 

Atlanta represents the very best at improving the health of humanity. And the hard work conducted here in global health development is good for our city.

Past Bill Foege Global Health Award Honorees

2019 Foege Award Recipient: Ambassador Andrew Young

In the decades since Andrew Young helped change the course of history as a leader in the Civil Rights movement, he has built a remarkable legacy as a civic activist, elected official, groundbreaking ambassador, social entrepreneur, and adviser to presidents.His contributions to the global health community also stand out as remarkable achievements.



2019: Ted Turner

Throughout his career, Ted Turner has won recognition for his entrepreneurial acumen; and his unprecedented philanthropy.

Turner is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees, industry awards and civic honors, including being named TIME Magazine’s 1991 Man of the Year, and a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, among many others.



2019: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has inspired the incredible growth of important health organizations in Atlanta.   From its origins in malaria control, CDC has now grown to become the nation’s lead public health agency.”
Their mission has attracted an extraordinary collection of scientists and community health leaders to the City of Atlanta. Dr. Robert Redfield accepted the award on behalf of CDC.  

2018: President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Rosalynn Carter

President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, co-founders of The Carter Center, received the 2018 Bill Foege Global Health Award for their contributions in combating diseases in Africa and Latin America and restoring global health. The nonpartisan and nonprofit Carter Center works to resolve conflicts, advance democracy, protect human rights, prevent disease and improve mental health care. 


2017: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

In 2017, MAP International and Dr. Bill Foege recognized the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its contributions to eradicate polio and promote global health.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty.


2017: Rotary International

MAP International annually presents the Bill Foege Global Health Awards for individuals and organizations making substantial contributions to global health progress.

In 2017, MAP International and Dr. Bill Foege recognized the members of Rotary International for their work in the eradication of polio from the planet.