Published on: September 5, 2023

Ramon Magsaysay Award

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