The African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) won the Sterling Bank’s Most Outstanding Genomics Laboratory in Nigeria award during the 8th Nigeria Health Excellence Award (NHEA).
The award ceremony held on June 24th, 2022 at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The award was received on behalf of the Centre by Dolo Nosamiefan, Program Manager at ACEGID.
“For us to make good progress in our public health, we must leverage technology for the surveillance, diagnostics, therapy, and management of infectious diseases,” said Prof. Christian Happi, ACEGID’s Director. “We are committed to generating and sharing the evidence needed to make informed policies. This award is dedicated to the young African scientists whose valiant work brought this recognition to ACEGID.”
The Centre had earlier been announced as a co-winner of the 2021 Al-Sumait Prize for African Development and had received the 2021 Gold Medal Prize Award from the Nigerian Academy of Science.
ACEGID continues to lead the deployment of genomics to combat infectious diseases with the ultimate goal of hunting down pathogens before they can wreak havoc on humanity.
ACEGID emerged winner of the award after being nominated alongside three other genomics laboratories in the Special Recognition Award category of the NHEA.