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Ruedi Lüthy receives 2015 Doron Prize

On 17 February 2015, the Swiss Foundation for the Doron Prize announced the three winners of this year’s awards in recognition of outstanding social, scientific and cultural commitment. Among the recipients is Prof. Ruedi Lüthy, who has been honoured for his work in fighting to improve the lives of people suffering from HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe.

“With his tireless dedication, he has helped make a lasting improvement in the lives of many people with HIV and AIDS, and has made a significant contribution to successfully combating the disease in Zimbabwe,” said the Foundation Board commenting on its selection. The 2015 Doron Prize will be presented in Zug on 17 February 2015. Former Federal Councillor Ruth Dreifuss will give the presentation speech praising Ruedi Lüthy’s achievements. The other recipients of the award, which carries a prize of CHF 100,000 each, are explorer and aviation pioneer Dr. Bertrand Piccard and the Musikdorf Ernen Society.

The Doron Prize: 77 recipients over 30 years

For 30 years, the Swiss Foundation for the Doron Prize has been recognizing exceptional achievements in the fields of culture, common welfare, and science. Among the 77 recipients of the prize to date are foundations, charitable organisations and private individuals in Switzerland.

Swiss Aids Care International congratulates Ruedi Lüthy on receiving this award, and expresses its heartfelt thanks to him for his outstanding dedication to Newlands Clinic and the foundation.