Nominations for Hepatitis Elimination Champions 2023

Seeking Nominees: 2023 Hepatitis Elimination Champions

Nominations for Hepatitis Elimination Champions 2023


To recognize the remarkable contributions of individuals to improved political commitment, policies, and programs that expand access to interventions and accelerate progress toward hepatitis elimination particularly in areas with limited resources.


Nominations for 2023 Elimination Champions opens July 26, 2023 and closes Sept 30, 2023.

Criteria for nomination:

  • Nominees direct actions have resulted in substantive and demonstrable improvements in hepatitis prevention, testing, care and treatment.   
  • Areas of work are wide-ranging and include public awareness, political mobilization, planning and policy development, financing, service delivery. And technical innovations;
  • As the ultimate goal of disease elimination is health equity, particular emphasis will be given to nominees that expand  access to interventions and accelerating progress towards elimination for marginalized populations and those working in low/middle income countries .
  • Nominee’s may self-nominate
  • Nominee may be from any sector but must have at least 3 years of work related to hepatitis
  • Applications missing required information will not be considered.

Who is not Eligible:

  • Current staff, consultants, or interns at CGHE
  • Current staff at the Task Force for Global Health
  • Any previous champion

Nomination form:


A panel of judges from the hepatitis community, including previous honorees, will score the nominations.

The 2022 judges included:

  • Arafat Bwambale, Uganda, 2021 Elimination Champion
  • Akuender Dot, AASLD, CGHE Executive Board Representative
  • Akudo Ikpeza, Nigeria Ministry of Health
  • Caroline Thomas, Indonesia,  CGHE Technical Advisory Board

2021 judges included:

  • Kenneth Kabagambe, 2020 Elimination Champion
  • Sam So, Asian Liver Center, Stanford University/CGHE Executive Board
  • Marcelo Silva, Latin American Association for the Study of the Liver (ALEH)/CGHE Executive Board
  • Chris Wingrove, World Hepatitis Alliance/CGHE Executive Board
  • Silvia Stratulat, Moldova National Hepatitis C Program, National Public Health Agency

2020 judges included:

  • Lesley Miller, 2019 Elimination Champion
  • Heidi Hildreth, Iceland National Hepatitis Program
  • Lily Lou, John C. Martin Foundation/CGHE Executive Board
  • Yoanna Nedelcheva, EASL/CGHE Executive Board
  • Chris Wingrove, World Hepatitis Alliance/CGHE Executive Board



    This award is honorary and recipients will be presented with a certificate recognizing their efforts and highlighted on CGHE’s website. The Coalition will work to bring international, national and local attention to their work and organization. The Coalition will prepare media releases regarding the awardee’s and their organization and work with awardee to send to media outlets in their communities/countries.

    Last day updated 21 Aug 2023