George Alleyne

Director Emeritus, Pan American Health Organization

Sir George Alleyne, Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, was Trinity School of Medicine's featured lecturer for the month of February and shared his views on the Millenium Development Goals initiative and the governments joint efforts to reduce the mortality rate from noncommunicable diseases by 25%.

Sir George Alleyne dedicated the greater part of his career in Medicine and Health Care to uplifting the standard of public health for the benefit of its citizens and the overall process of Caribbean development. He holds the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and has the distinguished achievement of attaining the highest rank of Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the American College of Physicians. His career has been largely dedicated to medical education and health research in the Caribbean and service as Scientific Secretary of the Caribbean Health Research Council. He was knighted in 1990 for his services to medicine, and in 2001, was awarded the Order of the Caribbean Community, the highest honor that can be conferred on a Caribbean national.