Professor Zumla Awards and Prizes

  1. 2022: Sir Patrick Manson Medal – The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) awarded Sir Alimuddin Zumla their highest mark of distinction. This is a historic moment since it is the first time in a hundred years the Royal Society of TMH have awarded the very prestigious accolade to an ethnic minority scientist. The award is given every 3 years. There have been 33 winners since 1922, all distinguished Caucasian researchers from UK, Europe and USA. Press Release
  2. 2022: NIHR SENIOR INVESTIGATOR AWARD (Renewal 2022-2026) – UK Department of Health, National Institute for health Research, NHS, London, UK. Senior Investigators are appointed from NIHR Investigators through annual competitions informed by the advice of an international panel of experts.
  3. 2021: Elected fellow of the prestigious World Academy of SciencesLink.
  4. 2021EU-EDCTP Pascoal Mocumbi prize. The Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize aims to reward an individual in recognition of his/her outstanding achievements in advancing health research and capacity development in Africa with significant impact on the wellbeing of the African population. Link.
  5. 2020: Mahathir Science Award: Tropical Medicine – Award RecipientThe most prestigious international award in Tropical Sciences was presented to Sir Alimuddin in recognition of his world leading efforts towards solving health problems in the Tropics. “Sir Alimuddin was selected as the recipient of this award on basis of his illustrious career in infectious diseases and tropical medicine. He established, and directs, a multi-continent network with several African, Middle Eastern, European and American institutions on high quality priority research aligned closely to capacity development and training programs and his has truly had major impact beyond academia.” Additional Links: UCLEDCTPBolton News, UCLH
  6. 2018: The UNION MEDAL – Sir Alimuddin ZUMLA has been awarded the prestigious UNION MEDAL, at the 49th World Conference on Lung Health, The Hague, The Netherlands on 26th October, 2018, where 4,000 people from 127 countries participated. The UNION MEDAL is the highest honour accorded by The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the control of TUBERCULOSIS AND LUNG DISEASES by their scientific work and actions in the field. Press releaseVideo of acceptance speech
  7. 2017: KNIGHTHOOD – Knight Bachelor: Sir Alimuddin Zumla was honoured with a Knighthood by Her Majesty the Queen in her June 2017 Birthday Honours List for exceptional “Services to Public Health and Protection from Infectious Diseases”. Links: the gazetteUCL
  8. 2017: PLATINUM RENEWAL: UK National Health Service Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA). Highest award by the UK NHS ACCEA which has a scale from bronze-, silver, gold and platinum.
  9. 2017: NIHR SENIOR INVESTIGATOR AWARD – UK Department of Health, National Institute for health Research, NHS, London, UK. The NIHR Senior Investigators are ‘among the most prominent and prestigious researchers ‘ and the most outstanding leaders of patient and people-based research within the NIHR Faculty. Senior Investigators are appointed from NIHR Investigators through annual competitions informed by the advice of an international panel of experts.
  10. 2017: THE AFRICAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FELLOWSHIP The election followed a rigorous review and evaluation process by independent reviewers and by 10 Membership Advisory Committees in different fields. The recommendations of these groups were then submitted to the 34th meeting of the Governing Council for review and final endorsement. The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is a pan-African organisation based in Kenya. It aims to drive sustainable development in Africa through science, technology and innovation.
  11. 2016: DOCTORATE MEDICINE HONORIS CAUSA – Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden Every year, Karolinska Institutet (KI) confers honorary doctorates to individuals for their vital scientific achievements or significant contributions to the university or humanity at large– this is the highest distinction awarded by Karolinska Institutet for ‘vital scientific achievements and significant contributions to humanity at large.’ Professor Zumla, Sir Richard Peto and Prof Robert Langer were the 3 awardees for 2016. The award was conferred at a high profile ceremony held at Stockholm City Hall on 13th May, 2016, Stockholm, Sweden. LinksLink
  12. 2016: EUROPEAN AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES CLINICAL TRIALS PARTNERSHIP AWARD (EDCTP) FOR THE ‘MOST OUTSTANDING RESEARCH TEAM’. Presented to Sir Zumla’s UNZA-UCLMS Program team at the opening ceremony of eighth European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership Forum held in Zambia -award presented by the President of Zambia, HE. Edgar Lungu. LinksBRCEDCTP
  13. 2015: UCLHOSPITALS’ EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR ‘WORLD CLASS RESEARCH’ – awarded by University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on 12th March, 2015 at the annual ‘celebrating excellence awards’ ceremony.  LinkUCLH
  14. 2014: THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE DONALD MACKAY MEDAL – for ‘outstanding work in tropical public health and infectious diseases related to improvements in health of populations in developing countries’.  LinkWikipedia
  15. 2013: UK TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION AWARD for the ‘Best International collaboration recognizing exceptional collaborative research and training projects’. 
  16. 2013: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Zambia Ministry of Health. Award presented at the 7th National Health Research Conference in Lusaka, November, 2013. Zambia for exceptional contributions to collaborative research, training and capacity development in sub-Saharan Africa. 
  17. 2012: KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET ANNUAL SCIENCE PRIZEKarolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, for outstanding outputs in global health and infectious diseases” 
  18. 2012: ORDER OF THE GRAND COMMANDER OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICES (First Division) –awarded by the President of Zambia, His Excellency Dr Michael Sata on October 24th 2012 for exceptional contributions to medicine and science. This is the highest civilian honour accorded by the Zambian government. LinkAll Africa
  19. 2011: STOP TB PARTNERSHIP KOCHON FOUNDATION PRIZE AND MEDAL for major significant and documented global achievements in the fields of research, training, education and prevention of tuberculosis”. Selected from nominations received from 200 partner countries and 1,000 NGOs. 
  20. 2011: UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM SPINOZA LEERSTOEL AWARD  for “Outstanding research & capacity development achievements in the global fight against TB and TB/HIV/AIDS”. 
  21. 2011: UK INDIA INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION SCIENCE AWARD: for outstanding achievements in science by a professional with family links in India. 
  22. 2008: ACCEA PLATINUM AWARD: UK National Health Service Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA). Highest award by the UK NHS ACCEA which has a scale from bronze-, silver, gold and platinum. Places Sir Zumla amongst top 0.5% of all UK consultants. 
  23. 2004: ACCEA GOLD AWARD: UK National Health Service Clinical Excellence Awards 
  24. 2003: WINDRUSH AWARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT –recognizing individuals from ethnic minorities in Britain who have excelled in their field and contributed to well-being of society. LinkUCL
  25. 2000: THE ALBERT CHALMERS MEDAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE –for outstanding research on tropical diseases by a Fellow under 45 years of age. 
  26. 1999: WEBER-PARKES TRUST MEDAL AND PRIZE OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF LONDON Awarded for outstanding research on tuberculosis by a Royal College of Physicians Fellow under 46 years of age. 
  27. 1988: COMMENDATIONS from: the Director of the PHLS, Communicable Diseases Surveillance Centre, (Colindale); Westminster Parliamentary Action Committee; the Medical Officers for Environmental Health (Barking & Westminster); and the Old Church/Rush Green Hospitals Committee for rapidly identifying and notifying the major 1988 Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the BBC Portland Place building, London.
  28. 1987: ALAN WOODRUFF MEDAL, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.
  29. 1985: OTTO BEIT MEMORIAL FELLOW, The Beit Trust, Oxford, UK.
  30. 1982: FREDERICK MURGATROYD MEDAL AND PRIZE, University of London, London, UK.
  31. 1981: ALFRED BEIT SCHOLAR, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK