Egyptian research centre and Ugandan doctor receive UN Population AwardListen /
An Egypt-based research centre and an advocate for reproductive health in Uganda are the winners of the 2013 United Nations Population Award.
The International Islamic Centre for Population Studies and Research and Dr. Jotham Musinguzi, will be honoured during a ceremony on Friday at UN Headquarters in New York.
The research centre is affiliated with Al-Azhar University in Cairo and is recognized by Muslim communities as a credible source of information on population issues.
Dr. Musinguzi is the Regional Director of Partnership in Population and Development (PPD) for Africa, and was actively involved in the negotiations on the Millennium Development Goals.
The United Nations Population Award is presented annually by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), and consists of a gold medal, a diploma and a monetary prize.
Dianne Penn, United Nations.