PATNA: Noted medical scientist and Indian parliamentarian Dr CP Thakur will be conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award for his extensive research in the field of Kala Azar.
The award will be given at an international conference being organized by the WorldLeish-6 Congress Organising Committee. The five-day conference being held at Toledo, Spain will begin from May 16.
According to a statement issued by Dr Daniel Argaw Dagne, coordinator, Innovative & Intensified Disease Management Unit, Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases Control, Geneva, the sixth ‘World Leishmaniasis Congress’ is being co-organized by the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) and the ‘Instituto de Salud Carlos III’ – the latter is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Leishmaniasis) from 16-20 May 2017 in Toledo, Spain.
WHO is a participant and is sponsoring a few sessions but has no role in the organization or selection of any awardees during the event, clarified Dr Dagne in a statement issued to thebiharpost on Friday.
According to him, WHO is not the host of the sixth World leishmaniasis congress (WorldLeish 6) and does not plan to confer any award to anyone