Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, as the Representative of His Majesty the King, presided over the Presentation Ceremony of the Prince Mahidol Award 2013 at the Chakri Throne Hall, The Grand Palace.
Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), was a proud sponsor of this prestigious occasion recently, bringing award selection committee members and award recipients to the Kingdom of Thailand. Mrs. Petchpring Sarasin (first from left), THAI Vice President, Corporate Public Relations, congratulated Professor Peter Piot (second from left), from Belgium, Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the United Kingdom and Former Executive Director of UNAIDS, Dr. Jim Yong Kim (third from left), from the United States of America, Former Director of the WHO’s HIV/AIDS Department, Dr. Anthony Fauci (fourth from left), from the United States of America, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Health, and Professor Dr. David D. Ho (fifth from left), from the United States of America, Director and CEO of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center.
The Prince Mahidol Award Foundation, of which Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is the President, was established on January 1st, 1992 to commemorate the centennial birthday of His Royal Highness Prince Mahidol of Songkla. The Prince Mahidol Award is conferred annually to individual(s) or institution(s), firstly, “in the field of medicine for mankind,” and secondly “for outstanding contribution in the field of public health for the sake of well-being of the people.” Award recipients are presented with a medal and certificate of achievement, along with USD 100,000.