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Professor Ezeh Receives Prestigious Macdonald Medal Award and Bixby International Leader Fellowship

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September 22, 2020

In September 2020, Alex Ezeh, PhD, professor of Global Health in the department of Community Health and Prevention at the Dornsife School of Public Health, received two honors that recognize his commitment to global health.

First, Ezeh was awarded the George Macdonald Medal from the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Every three years the medal is given to recognize outstanding research leading to improvement of health in the tropics.

Ezeh shared with RSTMH, “The Medal is an incredible honor and receiving it in 2020 makes it all the more special. The global pandemic and social movements of 2020 remind us of the continuing need for science and social action in improving the lives of the less fortunate in society.”

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Ezeh has also been selected as a 2020 Bixby International Leadership Fellow by the Guttmacher Institute for his globally-recognized leadership and knowledge in capacity-strengthening in sub-Saharan Africa and sexual and reproductive health. The Institute also acknowledges his work as the co-chair of the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

This award will support Ezeh’s work in re-envisioning the co-creation of Guttmacher Institute’s partnerships in low- and middle-income countries.

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