Last updated April 11th 2018
April 7, 2018 | The UN Population Fund has announced that Save A Child’s Heart (SACH), the international non-profit organization based in Wolfson Medical Center in the central Israel city of Holon, has won the 2018 UN Population Award, according to a statement. Since its founding in 1996, Save a Child’s Heart has provided pediatric cardiac care and lifesaving cardiac surgery for 4,400 children from 55 countries including Africa, South America, and the Middle East. The UN Award was established by the UN General Assembly in 1981 to recognize outstanding achievements in population and health. The Committee for the United Nations Population Award make the selections each year honoring an individual or institution for outstanding contributions to issues of population and reproductive health and to their solutions. The committee is chaired by Ghana, and includes Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Benin, Gambia, Haiti, Iran, Israel, Paraguay and Poland. Other winners recognized this year include Sir Prince Ramsey, a doctor who has improved health care for thousands of people in disadvantaged communities of Antigua and Barbuda and The Guttmacher Institute, a leading research and policy organization that advances sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and globally.