Sir Brian Greenwood, Manson Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has dedicated his career to saving children's lives by tackling malaria, meningitis and pneumonia – diseases which are dictated by the weather.
After receiving the prestigious Canada Gairdner Global Health Award today (21 March) for his work, he explains how in parts of Africa the seasons dictate the cycle of disease in this special video: http://vimeo.com/38912510
Brian Greenwood said: "Receiving this prestigious award will help to give me authority in advocating for getting the vaccines we have evaluated used in developing countries."
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Established in 1959, Canada Gairdner Awards have been given to scientists from 15 countries. After the Nobel's, the Gairdner's are considered to be the most prestigious biomedical prizes in the world.
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