“This is an extremely prestigious international award that acknowledges individuals or groups that have made outstanding and sustained contributions to tuberculosis control,” said Dr Julian Kelly, acting Head of General Medicine.
“Steve has been honoured with this award in 2015 for a sustained contributions to child TB prevention and treatment in Africa and the Asia-Pacific, in particular his leadership of the WHO Road Map for Child TB.
“He has demonstrated leadership in putting childhood TB onto the global TB control agenda for the first time and was instrumental in developing the first child friendly fixed dose combination for the treatment of TB in children,” Julian said.
Professor Graham has also reviewed national TB control programs in many countries over the last decade, and conducted research into prevention of TB through contact screening and preventative treatment, and in the clinical and epidemiological aspects of TB in children.
His global work in child pneumonia, particularly HIV related pneumonia such as Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia led to the WHO guidelines for HIV exposed infants.
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