The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation

Peace and International Understanding Awardees

Recognized for contributions to the advancement of friendship, tolerance, peace, and solidarity as the foundations for sustainable development within and across countries.

Ruit, Sanduk

An eye surgeon, devised a suture-less procedure that speeds cataract surgery and reduces patients’ recovery time and Medical Director of the Tilganga Eye Centre (TEC) which also manufactures extremely high-quality intraocular lenses for surgery for less than US $5.00 apiece

Tang Xiyang

an environmentalist whose passion is to “heal nature” and writes prolifically about the richness and variety of China's wildlife and animal habitats, tirelessly lectures on environment throughout mainland China and organizes annual Green Camps for students