Ramon Magsaysay Award
Why in news? Oncologist R Ravi Kannan wins Ramon Magsaysay Award 2023
- The Assam-based surgical oncologist Dr. R Ravi Kannan won the award for revolutionising the treatment of cancer in Assam through his people-centered and pro-poor programmes
- Kannan shared this year’s award with Korvi Rakshand (Bangladesh), Miriam Coronel-Ferrer (Philippines) and Eugenio Lemos (Timor-Leste).
About Ramon Magsaysay Award
Award was established acknowledge the former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay’s example of integrity in governance, courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society