The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation

Awardees from 1981

Prawase Wasi

A medical doctor whose prominence is his being Thailand’s influential social critic, public intellectual and government person who played an important role in the setting up of several development agencies, and is considered the author and brains behind the Thai Health Promotion Foundation or ThaiHealth

Sethi, Pramod Karan

An Indian doctor who developed the “Jaipur Foot”, an effective and inexpensive artificial limb that helped amputees from poor, rural communities to live normal and fulfilling lives