To evaluate all aspects of the health continuum
To assist governments in jointly tackling health problems
To act as a conduit for the dissemination of knowledge.
Average annual rate of decline in maternal mortality ratio, 1990–2010
Measles immunization coverage among 1-year-olds, 2013
Antenatal care coverage: at least one visit with skilled health personnel
| Unparalleled aptitude, experience, and commitment to medicine.
ANDREW V. SCHALLY
Dr. Schally was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1977 for his work on hypothalamic hormones.
A Lasker Award winner, Dr. Baulieu has made major contributions to aspects of our knowledge of steroid hormones.
LAWRENCE H. COHN
Dr. Cohen, an endowed professor at Harvard Medical School, has performed over 10,000 cardiac surgical operations.
THOMAS E. STARZL
Known to most as the “Father of Transplantation”, Dr. Starzl performed first human liver transplants.
Sir RAVINDER N. MAINI
Sir Ravinder Maini has led a team of researchers looking for new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis.
An eminent leader in health policy, Dr. Milosavljević has served as Minister of Health of Serbia.
ARNE H. CARLSON
As Governor of Minnesota, Mr. Carlson established the state's comprehensive health care reform program.
Dr. Vogelstein and his team identifying and characterizing the genes that cause cancer and applying it to patient care.
JOSEPH G. GALL
A founder of modern cell biology and an early champion of women in science, Dr. Gall received his Lasker Award in 2006.
Dr. Arnon codeveloped Copaxonea, a drug for the treatment of multiple sclerosis approved by the US FDA.
KARI K. ALITALO
Dr. Alitalo, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, has developed new cancer medication.
STUART A. SCHREIBER
As the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at Harvard, Dr. Schreiber studies the science of therapeutics.
Dr. Schlessinger is the Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology at the Yale School of Medicine.
Sir SALVADOR MONCADA
Sir Salvador Moncada has carried out pivotal work on the physiological role of nitric acid.
Having developed tools for investigating the genetic basis of diseases, Dr. Rajewski is now on faculty at Harvard.
Dr. Cuatrecasas, a former president of Warner–Lambert, codeveloped affinity chromatography and its applications.
JOHN L. ZIEGLER
Dr. Ziegler contributed to increasing the cure rate of Burkitt's tumor and went on to win a Lasker Award.
V. CRAIG JORDAN
A recipient of the Order of the British Empire, Dr. Jordan specializes in drugs for breast cancer treatment.
ALEXANDER J. VARSHAVSKY
Dr. Varshavsky, a Lasker Award winner, has discovered the ubiquitin system of intracellular protein degradation.
ARTHUR L. HORWICH
Dr. Horwich, a Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, has uncovered the action of chaperonins.
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