The Pro Bono Humanum Award recognizes exemplary and innovative efforts in improving the human condition. This special award is presented by Elie Wiesel.
The committee follows a century-old example set in Sweden. The Pro Bono Humanum Award rewards excellence and novelty, and awards special honors to those who have served humanity at large.
Former Merck CEO Roy Vagelos, for the River Blindness Program and his historic decision to donate the drug Mextizan* to more than 530 million people in 34 countries to treat and prevent river blindness: ”as much as necessary for as long as necessary.”