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.
More about Veolia Foundation's long term program against cholera