Doctor Ramsey gets prestigious UN award

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Antiguan family physician, Dr. Prince Ramsey, has been awarded the 2018 United Nations Population Award. The award recognises individuals who have made outstanding contributions to population and reproductive health solutions.
Dr. Ramsey has been credited with improving healthcare for thousands of people in disadvantaged communities of Antigua and Barbuda.
“I’m very and honoured to be given this prestigious award. It is an international award which is given to an individual on an annual basis for the past 37 years, so I have been privileged to get this award,” he told OBSERVER AM.
The achievement of this award is attributed to Dr. Ramsey’s work in the area of HIV and AIDS healthcare.
“People have always asked me how I got myself in this disease that causes so much problems. Around the world there’s a revulsion of this disease and some have classified me as the AIDS doctor rather than family physician. I didn’t mind being classified as the AIDS doctor because I knew somebody had to do the education. I had a premonition that this disease would come and I had to take an active part in fighting this disease,” he said.
The committee for the United Nations Population Award which made this selection is chaired by Ghana and includes Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Benin, Gambia, Haiti, Iran, Israel, Paraguay and Poland.

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