The committee follows a century-old example set in Sweden. The Prix Galien rewards excellence and novelty, and awards special honors to those who have served humanity at large. The Pro Bono Humanum Award recognizes exemplary and innovative efforts in improving the human condition. This special award is presented by Elie Wiesel, in presence of the Prix Galien USA Committee.

Dr. Anthony Fauci
Dr. Anthony Fauci
for his paramount contributions to basic and clinical research on the pathogenesis and treatment of immunemediated and infectious diseases. He currently serves as Director of the NIAID and chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. S. Collins
Dr. S. Collins
, Director of the National Institutes of Health (N.I.H) In recognition of his contribution to the ethical implications of scientific research
Dr Paul Farmer
for his lifetime of humanitarian efforts in Haiti and throughout the world, while also advancing the fight against infectious diseases, including AIDS and tuberculosis.
Bill Clinton and Philippe Douste-Blazy
Bill Clinton
and Philippe Douste-Blazy, in recognition of their outstanding achievements in providing treatment for underserved populations through the William J. Clinton Foundation HIV / AIDS Initiative and the multilateral organization, UNITAID.
Barry Bloom and Jeffrey Sachs
Harvard Professor Barry Bloom for bringing the fruits of basic biological science to those who are most needy. Columbia University Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs for bringing the fruits of scholarly economics to bear our problems that have plagued the world for millennia.
Sheldon Segal
Sheldon Segal
and the Population Council for their global efforts in support of reproductive health and family planning.
Roy Vagelos
Former Merck CEO Roy Vagelos, for the River Blindness Program and his historic decision to donate the drug Mectizan® to more than 530 million people in 34 countries to treat and prevent river blindness: "as much as necessary for as long as necessary."