Press Release

Varadkar congratulates Irish scientist on receiving Nobel Prize

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has congratulated Prof William C Campbell for being jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for his work to prevent infection by a parasite which is common around the world.

“This is a great day for Irish science and I want to congratulate Prof Campbell for jointly receiving the prestigious Nobel Prize. It’s a magnificent achievement for him and his colleagues. Prof Campbell’s work on developing the drug Avermectin, which combats the roundworm parasite and other organisms, is already bringing benefits to people across the planet.”