Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award
The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award is presented annually by NFID to honor individuals whose outstanding humanitarian efforts and achievements have contributed significantly to improving global public health through domestic and/or international activities. Priority is given to contributions in the area of infectious diseases.
Selection criteria include:
- Humanitarian service;
- Public education contributions; and/or
- Legislative or policy achievements.
Established in 1997 by the NFID Board of Directors, the award is named for former President and Mrs. Carter, who as outstanding humanitarians, have worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for people worldwide. They are co-founders of The Carter Center, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization based in Atlanta, GA. Through their work at The Carter Center, President and Mrs. Carter have worked to resolve conflict peacefully, promote democracy, protect human rights, and prevent and eradicate disease. In recognition of their efforts, President and Mrs. Carter were presented with the first Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award in 1997.
The deadline (July 1, 2019) to submit 2020 nominations has now passed. Online nominations for 2021 awards will be accepted beginning in Spring 2020.
2020 Penny M. Heaton, MD
2019 Jeremy Farrar, FRS
2018 Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD
2017 Peter Piot MD, PhD
2016 Robert E. Black, MD, MPH
2015 F. Marc LaForce, MD
2014 David A. Walton, MD, MPH
2013 Adetukonbo O. Lucas, MD
2012 Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH
2011 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD
2010 Jennifer L. Howse, PhD
2009 Ann Lurie
2008 Louis W. Sullivan, MD
2007 William H. Foege, MD. MPH
2006 Paul E. Farmer, MD, PhD
2005 Former President Bill Clinton
2004 Henri Landwirth
2003 The Honorable John Edward Porter
2002 Bill and Melinda Gates
2001 Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV
2000 Robert Edward “Ted” Turner, III
1999 David Satcher, MD, PhD
1998 General Colin L. Powell
1997 Former President Jimmy Carter and Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter