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Pulitzer Center Update May 30, 2008

Pulitzer Center Director presents global health award


Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer presented the Excellence in Media Award for Global Health to The Wall Street Journal at the Global Health Council's 2008 international conference in Washington, D.C. on May 29.

According to the council, the annual award is given to a journalist or publication whose work "most effectively captured the essence of a major issue in global health and conveyed it to a broad audience."

The award recognizes the Journal for its reporting on public health issues in China.

The ceremony also included the $1 million Gates Award for Global Health, which was presented by Bill Gates Sr. to Dr P. Namperumalsamy of Aravind Eye Care System, an Indian organization that aims to eliminate needless blindness.