Bill Gates presents award to Dr Cyrus Poonawalla
PUNE: Dr Cyrus Poonawalla, Founder and Chairman of Serum Institute of India, was conferred with the prestigious ‘ICMR Lifetime Achievement Medal’ for his outstanding contribution in healthcare.
The award was presented to him by Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, at the Headquarters of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in New Delhi on Sunday.
In 1966, Dr Poonawalla established his Serum Institute of India. It produces vaccines used in over 170 countries to combat infection from rabies, measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria, tuberculosis, influenza, meningitis, rotavirus and Hepatitis B vaccines among others.