The award recognises up to eight individuals who have made eminent contributions to a particular aspect of tropical medicine/global health or hygiene.
Professor Guérin was instrumental in setting up the Worldwide Antimalarial Network (WWARN) in 2009, and later the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) to generate new research evidence from existing data and put equity for global researchers at the forefront. IDDO delivers collaborative analyses with the wider scientific community by harmonising disparate data and works to improve outcomes for infectious disease-affected communities worldwide.
The ASTMH honour is awarded only after careful consideration by their Distinguished International Fellow Committee and approval by the ASTMH Board of Directors.
Previously, Professor Guérin worked in the field for Médecins Sans Frontières and as a researcher for a Wellcome Trust Research Unit in many countries in Africa and Asia. Following three years as a Senior Advisor to the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Philippe joined Épicentre in Paris - a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Research in epidemiology and response to emerging diseases. Philippe served as Scientific Director for six years at Épicentre before moving to WWARN.