Humanitarian Neonatology Award

In 2017, the Swiss Society of Neonatology decided to set up an Annual Award Program for Humanitarian Neonatology (CHF 5'000.00, increased to CHF 10'000 in 2019, to be awarded every other year). Projects must be set up in low or middle income countries and have a non-profit character. They must be likely to be sustainable and involve health care professionals from Switzerland.

From 2023, the Humanitarian Neonatology Award will be sponsored and applications be assessed by the Regional Directors of the Swiss neonatal resuscitation program start4neo. Thus, please send your application to

Submission deadline: March 31, 2023 

Award Application


Award winners in the past years


Humanitarian Neonatology Award 2021
Gudrun Jäger
Program: Swiss Doctors: Help that lasts (Sierra Leone)
Contact: Swiss Doctors


Humanitarian Neonatology Award 2020
Janine Thomann
Program: Neonatology Asmara
Contact: Neonatologie Asmara - ARCHEMED


Humanitarian Neonatology Award 2019
Barbara Deak, Congsor Deak
Program: Neonatology at the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti

Matthias Roth-Kleiner
Program: Race for oxygen


Humanitarian Neonatology Award 2018
Thomas M. Berger, Sabine Berger
Program: Improving neonatal respiratory support at Rundu State Hospital (provision of Pumani bubble CPAP devices and pulse oximetry monitors)
Contact: NEO FOR NAMIBIA - Helping Babies Survive


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