The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation

Awardees who worked in Thailand

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Parnchand, Phra Chamroon

A former policeman who became a Buddhist monk and led fellow monks in Northeast Bangkok to help address drug addiction by setting up a unique drug treatment center that is anchored on spiritual and traditional approaches

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

The Royal Project

Set in motion by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand in 1969 to replace opium poppies with temperate climate cash crops and to arrest the destruction of precious forests and watersheds in the hills of Northern Thailand

Therdchai Jivacate

A Thai orthopedic surgeon and inventor known for his humanitarian activities in providing free prosthetic limbs to impoverished amputees, and for his development of techniques allowing low-cost, high-quality prostheses to be made from local materials