Elton to Receive Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative Leadership Award
September 24, 2013 - Boston, MA - Harvard School of Public Health announced today
that Sir Elton John will receive the Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative Leadership Award on October 15. The award is
presented to individuals who have exhibited extraordinary vision, leadership, and courage in the worldwide struggle against
AIDS. Past recipients include tennis legend Arthur Ashe, Diana, Princess of Wales, President Festus Mogae of Botswana, and
President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria.
Since the creation of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) in 1992, John has spoken
out against stigma, advocating for the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS, especially those on the margins of society. Together
with its sister organization in the U.K., EJAF has raised more than $300 million over the past two decades to combat stigma,
prevent infections, provide treatment and services, and motivate governments to end AIDS.
John will receive the award at the EJAF fall gala, "An Enduring Vision: A Benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation," on October 15
in New York City.
The Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative (HAI) is dedicated to research and education to end the AIDS epidemic in Africa
and developing countries. For over two decades, HAI has been at the forefront of HIV/AIDS laboratory research, clinical trials,
education and leadership.
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only making scientific breakthroughs, but also working to change individual behaviors, public policies, and health care
practices. Each year, more than 400 faculty members at HSPH teach 1,000-plus full-time students from around the world
and train thousands more through online and executive education courses. Founded in 1913 as the Harvard-MIT School
of Health Officers, the School is recognized as America's first professional training program in public health.
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Source: Harvard School of Public Health
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