The United Nations Population Award, which every year honours an individual and/or institution for outstanding contributions to population and reproductive health questions, was presented to the 2018 Laureates on 26 June at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
This year's winners are Sir Prince Ramsey, a family physician from Antigua and Barbuda, as well as Save a Child's Heart (Israel) and The Guttmacher Institute (United States).
Dr. Ramsey is credited with improving health care for thousands of people in disadvantaged communities of Antigua and Barbuda. His achievements include advocating for HIV/AIDS services and support in the 1980s. He is today still widely recognized throughout the Caribbean for his expertise and leadership in the medical and social response to the epidemic. He also pioneered prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and the treatment HIV among pregnant women in the region.
Save a Child's Heart is a world leader in providing life-saving cardiac surgery for children from developing countries. It has so far served 4,400 children from 55 countries.
The Guttmacher Institute is a leading research and policy organization that advances sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and globally.