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25 october 2017

Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki (GAAC's president) distinguished for his fight against cholera

Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Secretary-General of the African Union's N.E.P.A.D. Agency and GAAC's president, receiving the 2017 Water Award from Prince Albert II, Chairman of the Foundation, named in his honor. This distinction adds to the ongoing recognition being extended to Dr. Mayaki for his leadership of Global Alliance Against Cholera and other water born diseases.

Albert II & Mayaki

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, president of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, and Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, president of the Global Alliance against Cholera and other Water borne diseases (GAAC).

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.