Sir George Alleyne
Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean Region
Sir George Alleyne was appointed by the UN Secretary-General in February 2003 to serve as his Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean Region.
Dr. Alleyne, a national of Barbados, joined the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) in 1981 as chief of Research Promotion and Coordination.From 1995 to 2003 he served as Director of PAHO.
Dr. Alleyne entered academic medicine in UWI in 1962, and his career included research in the Tropical Metablism Research Unit for his Doctorate in Medicine.
In 1990, Dr. Alleyne was made Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to medicine and, in 2001; he was awarded the Order of the Caribbean Community.
In July 2003, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) appointed Dr. Alleyne as the head of a new commission to examine health issues confronting the region, including HIV/AIDS, and their impact on national economies. In October 2003, he was appointed Chancellor of the University of the West Indies.