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 2012 at the Chakri Throne Hall, the Grand Palace.
Thai Airways International (THAI) was a proud sponsor of this prestigious occasion recently, bringing award selection committee members and award recipients to the Kingdom of Thailand.
Apiporn Pasawat (third from left), THAI member of the Board of Directors, and Dr. Sorajak Kasemsuvan (sixth from left), THAI president, congratulated Sir Michael David Rawlins (fifth from left), from England, a pioneer in bringing approaches and practices of scientific and clinical-based evidence to evaluate the efficiency and worthiness of drugs, instruments and medical procedures, and Dr. Uche Veronica Amazigo (fourth from left), from Nigeria, a leading figure in the introduction and application of community-directed treatment and control of important diseases in the field of Medicine and Public Health.
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.