Sir George Alleyne, a native of Barbados, became director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau (PASB), Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) on February 1, 1995, and completed a second four-year term on January 31, 2003. In 2003, he was elected director emeritus of the PASB. From February 2003 until December 2010, he was the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean. In October 2003, he was appointed Chancellor of the University of the West Indies. He currently holds an adjunct professorship at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.Sir George has received numerous awards in recognition of his work, including prestigious decorations and national honors from many countries of the Americas. In 1990, he was made Knight Bachelor by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his services to Medicine. In 2001, he was awarded the Order of the Caribbean Community, the highest honor that can be conferred on a Caribbean national.