‘Excellence in Inter-American Public Health’ award to Dr Poonawallah

eHEALTH BureauDr Cyrus S Poonawalla, chairman and managing director of Serum Institute of India has become the first Indian to receive the Award for ‘Excellence in Inter-American Public Health’ by the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF).The award was presented to Dr Poonawallah in Washington DC by Dr Mirta Roses Periago, director of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO). The award was in recognition of his ‘extraordinary contribution’ in the research work to eliminate Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome in America.Serum Institute of India has demonstrated unparalleled focus in supplying several hundred millions of doses to curb the scourge of Rubella (German Measles) and Measles to 38 regions in America, for the past 16 years, for routine immunisation as well as for mass campaigns.

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