Du måste aktivera javascript för att sverigesradio.se ska fungera korrekt och för att kunna lyssna på ljud. Har du problem med vår sajt så finns hjälp på http://kundo.se/org/sverigesradio/
WATER PRIZE

American Health Campaigner Wins Water Prize

Published måndag 22 mars 2010 kl 13.11
Dr Rita Colwell

An American public health campaigner has been awarded the 2010 Stockholm Water Prize.

Dr Rita Colwell, who's 76, was awarded the prize on Monday for what the Stockholm International Water Institute said was her pioneering research on the prevention of waterborne infectious diseases such as cholera, which has helped protect the health and lives of millions.

"Dr Rita Colwell's numerous seminal contributions towards solving the world's water and water-related public health problems, particularly her work to prevent the spread of cholera, is of utmost global importance", noted the Stockholm Water Prize Nominating Committee in its citation.

"Through her research on its physiology, ecology, and metabolism, Dr Colwell advanced the fields of mathematics, genetics and remote sensing technology and not only as they relate to these bacteria but to the prevention other diseases in many developing countries," the committee said.

Our journalism is based on credibility and impartiality. Swedish Radio is independent and not affiliated to any political, religious, financial, public or private interests.
Har du frågor eller förslag gällande våra webbtjänster?

Kontakta gärna Sveriges Radios supportforum där vi besvarar dina frågor vardagar kl. 9-17.

Du hittar dina sparade avsnitt i menyn under "Min Lista".