ANN ARBOR—Many simple solutions for human poverty already exist, but the challenge is figuring out how to deliver them, said the newest recipient of the Thomas Francis Jr. Medal for global public health.

The award, one of the most prestigious honors at the University of Michigan, was given to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. The Bangladeshi man left a successful career in business more than four decades ago to become the founder and chairperson of the world’s largest non-governmental development organization.

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