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Welcome ceremony held for the 3rd Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize

A welcome ceremony for the Third Hideyo Noguchi Prize laureates Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum and Dr. Francis Gervase Omaswa was held at Yokohama Nagahama Hall on Saturday, August 31st.

The event featured a welcome performance by the Bunko Elementary School Special Music Club and a ceremony where the laureates attached plates engraved with their names to the commemorative plaque. After the ceremony, the laureates enjoyed a tour of Hideyo Noguchi’s bacterial research lab and the Nagahama quarantine station.