In recognition of its success in combating MDR-TB and other global health issues, Socios En Salud (PIH's partner organization in Peru) recently accepted two distinguished awards.

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Dr. Jaime Bayona, founding director of Socios En Salud (center), with Dr. Anany Gretchko Prosper of Zanmi Lasante and Paul Zintl of PIH, holding the Kochon prize certificate awarded to SES

The Carso Institute, which funds organizations in the Latin American and Caribbean region who are effectively enhancing the well-being of the population and building leaders in these fields named SES an “exceptional institution” and presented the award to SES founder and executive director Jaime Bayona on behalf of the organization on September 8th in Mexico City.

The Stop TB Partnership and Kochon Foundation also recognized SES’s contribution to global health care by awarding it the Kochon prize. The award is bestowed annually to leaders in the fight against tuberculosis. Jaime Bayona accepted the honor on behalf of Socios En Salud on October 17th at the opening ceremony of the World Conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease in Paris.

[published October 2008]