News
23 october 2017

Distinguished Foundation Trustee for Cholera Control

Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Secretary-General of the African Union's N.E.P.A.D. Agency, receiving the 2017 Water Award from Prince Albert II, Chairman of the Foundation, named in his honor. This distinction adds to the ongoing recognition being extended to Dr. Mayaki for his leadership of both the Veolia Foundation and its affiliated Global Alliance Against Cholera.

Albert II & Mayaki

SAS le Prince Albert II de Monaco avec le Docteur Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, président de la Global Alliance against Cholera and other Water borne diseases (GAAC), et Secrétaire exécutif de l'Agence du Nepad / H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, and Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, GAAC's president, Secretary-General of the African Union's N.E.P.A.D. Agency.

The Award ceremony was held in late September 2017 in Montréal, Canada. In accepting the Award Dr. Mayaki pledged his continuing commitment to advocate for the complete elimination of cholera epidemics, particularly in sub-Saharan African countries. He noted the exceptional severity of the current cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the request of that Country's  Minister of Health for the continuing advocacy by the GAAC Council in support of his Ministry's "Emergency Strategy to Halt the Spread of Cholera" in the DRC!
 
Since 2008, Prince Albert II Foundation Awards have recognized exemplary humanitarian actions in four fields: fighting the effects of climate change; preserving biodiversity; increasing access to potable water; and fighting against desertification.