Thursday 5th April, 2018 –Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, Molwyn Joseph, has extended congratulations to Antiguan Physician Dr. Sir Prince Ramsey on winning the prestigious 2018 United Nations Population Award.
Minister Joseph said “Sir Prince has made a significant contribution to healthcare in Antigua and Barbuda and his impact on our society through his diligence as a family doctor, and particularly his decades-long commitment to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is incomparable and immeasurable.”
“Today, Sir Prince is still widely recognized throughout the Caribbean for his expertise and leadership in the medical and social response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He also pioneered prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and the treatment of HIV among pregnant women in the region,” Minister Joseph noted
Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981, the award recognizes outstanding achievements in population and health.
The Committee for the United Nations Population Award, which selected the individual and institutional winners, is chaired by Ghana, and includes Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Benin, Gambia, Haiti, Iran, Israel, Paraguay and Poland.
In December 2017, the Minister of Health, Hon. Molwyn Joseph, on behalf of the people and government of Antigua and Barbuda recommended to the UN Committee that Sir Prince Ramsey be nominated for the UN Population Award.
For his part, Dr. Sir Prince Ramsey said he is honoured to have received the prestigious award and considers himself privileged to have been considered.
The Award was first presented in 1983, and consists of a gold medal, a diploma and a monetary prize.