A Faculty member of NM-AIST, Dr. Askwar Hilonga was declared a winner of a WHO prize under the United Arab Emirates Health Foundation Prize 2019, for his promising drinking Water filter which uses Nano Technology. He was recognized during the meeting which was attended by a delegation led by the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Tanzania, Hon. Dr. Faustine Ndungulile in Geneva Switzerland on May 23, 2019. Dr. Hilonga’s award makes a total of 9 awards on the same. He is the winner of 8 reputable awards, including Pitch@Palace Global, Pitch@Palace Africa, and the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2015, Sponsored by the British Royal Academy of Engineering.