ICMR wins Kochon Prize 2017 for TB research and development

What: Kochon Priize 2017

Whom: ICMR

Why: For TB research

  • The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) was awarded Kochon Prize 2017 in new Delhi on March 13.
  • ICMR was  for awarded for building a tradition of excellence in TB research and development.
  • The prize is awarded annually by ‘Stop TB Partnership’ to individuals and/or organizations that have made a significant contribution to combating the TB disease.
  • The prize money for Kochon prize is $65,000.
  • The ICMR emerged the winner from among 18 nominations.
  • As per the ‘Stop TB Partnership’ this  year’s Kochon Prize to the ICMR recognises decades of ground-breaking TB research by India, which shaped the global DOTS strategy.  

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