The 2022 award
Award regulations List of NTD concerned The Previous Awards


or the seventh edition of the Anne Maurer-Cecchini Award, we received 16 submissions of high value. We decided to attribute the 2022 Award to an important research study that concerns human infection by the intestinal parasite Trichuris trichiura :

This study demonstrates the superiority of co-administered ivermectin-albendazole over albendazole monotherapy in three distinct epidemiological settings. (see publication)
The price money will help to better understand the different results observed in Côte d'Ivoire.

The award has been delivered during the closing session of the Geneva Health Forum, May 5, 2022.

The 2024 Anne Maurer-Cecchini Award will be attributed in March - April and announced at the very beginning of the year.


Art. 1
In memory of Anne Maurer-Cecchini, who had decided to work on neglected tropical diseases, the Anne Maurer-Cecchini Foundation creates an award to encourage and sustain research in this field.

Art. 2
The award is normally granted every 2 years to reward, or to finance, clinical or epidemiological research performed in the field of neglected tropical diseases. Its aim is to help the team who accomplished the work to continue its research.

Art. 3
The award is attributed by the foundation committee on the basis of proposals from the scientific committee. The amount, published on the website, is determined at every deadline by the foundation committee.

Art. 4
The scientific committee is designated by the foundation committee; members are chosen amongst specialists in neglected tropical diseases on the basis of their scientific skills. They work on a voluntary basis.

Art. 5
The Anne Maurer-Cecchini award is publicly announced. At every deadline, the committee may give specific details on the research field chosen. Candidates may apply to the scientific committee or the foundation committee by attaching publications about the eligible research work. In order to make a proposal, the scientific committee evaluates the performed work on the basis of published works or works in print.

Art. 6
The award may occasionally be shared between 2 research works judged as equal. It may also be delayed one year in case of absence of eligible application. The award will be delivered, if possible, during a conference attended by the research team.

Art. 7
The decisions taken by the foundation committee concerning the award attribution cannot be appealed and any procedure of appeal or mail exchange on this subject is forbidden. Applying to the Anne Maurer-Cecchini award implies full and complete acceptance of the present regulations. These regulations may be modified at any time. The current version will be available on the foundation website and is the sole authentic version for third parties.

Art. 8
The shared information for the award attribution (except for publications) will neither be published nor divulged by the committee. Names of winners and rewarded works may be quoted and published by the foundation.

Translated from the french version 1.0 dated 12/21/2009 that was approved by the Swiss Governement.


List of the main Neglected Tropical Diseases targeted by the Anne-Maurer-Cecchini Award

Bacterial infections:

  • - Buruli ulcer
  • - Leprosy
  • - Noma (Cancrum oris)
  • - Enteric fever
  • - Trachoma
  • - Endemic Trepanomatosis (e.g. yaws)

Parasitic infections:

  • - Intestinal and hepatic helminthiasis
  • - Intestinal protozoal infections
  • - Human African trypanosomiasis
  • - American trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease)
  • - Leishmaniasis
  • - Neurocysticercosis
  • - Cystic echinococcosis (hydatic cyst)
  • - Schistosomiasis
  • - Lymphatic filarisasis
  • - Onchocerciasis
  • - Dracunculiasis (Guinea worm)
  • - Trichinellosis

Others :

  • - Snake bites