The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation

Awardees who worked in Pakistan

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

Khan, Akhter Hameed

Pakistan’s committed rural development leader, who brought the farmers’ cooperative approach to rural development in disaster prone impoverished areas, encouraging farmers to organize into a federation initiating significant projects

Pfau, Ruth

A German-Pakistani nun and a member of the Society of Daughters of the Heart of Mary who has devoted the last 50 years of life to fighting leprosy in Pakistan