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Congratulations to Professor Daouda Ndiaye, who was recognized for his dedication to malaria research and public health with the Francophone Pharmacy Prize. Professor Ndiaye was honored during the 2021 medal ceremony in Paris this past December. The award was created in 2000 by the French Academy of Pharmacy to promote the work of pharmacists who have made a significant impact in the public health of their region and to strengthen international relationships between pharmacists.

In addition to his work as a professor of parasitology and mycology at Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD), Professor Ndiaye is also the head of the parasitology laboratory at the Aristide Le Dantec University Hospital in Dakar. Professor Ndiaye feels that he shares his award with the dedicated scientists and community members of Senegal, who are also being celebrated on the world stage through his distinction. He stated over Twitter, upon returning home to a crowd of exuberant supporters, “Magnificent people of my dear Senegal…this Prix de la Francophonie (Francophone Pharmacy Prize) is yours.”