The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation

Public Service Awardees

Recognized for outstanding service for the public good by a private citizen.

Alcala, Angel Chua

Has decade-rich experience in tropical marine resource conservationa and considered a world class authority in ecology and biogeography of amphibians and reptiles, and is behind the invention of artifical coral reefs to be used for fisheries in Southeast Asia

Amte, Murlidhar Devidas

Popularly known as “Baba (Father) Amte”, he is one of the greatest social reformers of India who gave his lucrative career as lawyer for social service and humanitarian work for the neglected peoples of India – and dedicated his entire life to the care and rehabilitation of leprosy patients

Chang Kee-ryo

A prominent surgeon, educator and a philantrophist who set up medical cooperatives in the midst of rebuilding a war-ravaged nation, that allowed for his poor countrymen to access quality medical care

Coyaji, Banoo Jehangir

An Indian physician and activist in family planning andpopulation control and pioneered programmes of community health workers in rural areas of Maharashtra, the third largest state in India

Del Mundo, Fe

A committed humanitarian, pediatrician, administrator, educator, researcher, author, public health advocate, whose pioneering spirit in fostering health and preventing sickness particularly among children helped not only in reducing infant morbidity and mortality in the country but also in establishing health, research, and educational institutions

Desai, Manibhai Bhimbhai

A respected Indian social activist, associate of Mahatma Gandhi, and a pioneer of rural development who devoted his life to uplifting the rural poor of Uruli thru his nature cure Ashram which continues to this day and is well known throughout India

Edhi, Abdul Sattar

Created a social welfare and health network second to none in Pakistan and has dedicated their lives in finding homes for the abandoned, providing training and livelihood to the illiterate, and giving the unclaimed or impoverished dead the proper Muslim burial

Edhi, Bilqis Bano

Created a social welfare and health network second to none in Pakistan and has dedicated their lives in finding homes for the abandoned, providing training and livelihood to the illiterate, and giving the unclaimed or impoverished dead the proper Muslim burial