Professor Godfrey Tangwa, Vice Chair of the Cameroon Bioethics Initiative(CAMBIN), was honored with an esteemed award from the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment (GET) Consortium for his exceptional contributions in containing the Ebola disease outbreak in West Africa and his outstanding work in the health sector across Africa. This award was handed out during the GET Dinner/Awards Night which was one of the significant activities at the 8th African Conference on One Health and Biosecurity that ran from the 2nd to the 4th of November 2022 at Civic Center, Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria.

The GET Dinner/Awards Night usually serves as an avenue to recognize the positive contributions of African experts, Individuals and Organizations who have, in one way or the other, contributed to society at large, especially in One Health and Biosecurity. The GET Consortium recognized Professor Tangwa’s remarkable achievements, acknowledging his significant impact on improving healthcare systems and strengthening public health initiatives throughout Africa. Professor Tangwa’s dedication and expertise have played a crucial role in combating one of the most challenging public health crises of our time. His tireless efforts have not only saved countless lives but also provided valuable insights and strategies for future disease prevention and control.

Professor Tangwa is also recognized globally as an expert in Bioethics and African philosophy and  has contributed significantly in the domain of bioethics especially to research ethics, research regulation and governance, international guidelines, ethics committee work and capacity-building in science and research on the African continent.

The GET Consortium’s recognition of Professor Godfrey Tangwa serves as a testament to his exceptional skills as a leader, researcher, and advocate for public health. The Cameroon Bioethics Initiative extends its heartfelt congratulations to him on this well-deserved recognition.

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