Ms Anne Mutunda and Dr Rolene Wagner received the 2016/17 Jakes Gerwel Award from Mr Heinrich Gerwel, on behalf of Gerwel Family, at a ceremony held at SOPH on 7 July 2017.
The award winners have made an impact on public health through distinguished professional or academic leadership and innovation in their respectic contexts. Ms Anne Mutunda is a Water & Sanitation Health (W.A.S.H.) Surveillance Officer with Akros in Zambia, and graduated in 2013. Dr Rolene Wagner is CEO of Frere Hospital in East London, and graduated in 2002.
The event was attended by members of the Gerwel family, UWC leadership, the award sponors the Mauerberger Foundation Fund, families and friends of awardees, and colleagues from UWC and sister institutions.