Prof. Njeri Wamae named as one of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Distinguished International Fellows

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By CTW Team

Prof. Wamae during the award of the Clara Southmayd Ludlow Award by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene last year. The appointment as a Distinguished International Fellow marks the third time she has been honoured by the Society.

Prof. Njeri Wamae was this week admitted as one of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Distinguished International Fellows, in recognition of her contribution to tropical medicine and hygiene. This comes two months after she was named as one of the Councilors in ASTMH’s Global Health Committee.

This special membership in ASTMH is conferred in recognition of outstanding accomplishment by an individual not an American citizen who has made eminent contributions to some phase of tropical medicine and hygiene. It is awarded only after careful consideration by the ASTMH Distinguished International Fellow Committee and approval by the ASTMH Board of Directors.

The announcement was made during the Society’s opening ceremony and awards plenary session for the ASTMH’s 69th Annual Meeting. In his communication, the President of the Society, Dr. Joel Breman congratulated to Prof. Wamae on her admission, noting her to be one of the best and brightest in the field of tropical medicine.

“We join the ASTMH Distinguished International Fellow Committee in congratulating you on your achievements toward improved understanding and control of tropical diseases. Please accept our congratulations on this well-deserved distinction,” he said.

On her end, Prof. Wamae noted that the Fellowship was an important achievement for her and a significant one as she continued with her career in the field.

Last year, ASTMH awarded Prof. Wamae with the Clara Southmayd Ludlow Medal, awarded to honorees in recognition of their inspirational and pioneering spirit, whose work represents success despite obstacles and advances in the field of tropical medicine.

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