Ray’s Mondiale Medicine is his vehicle for changing the world. A very successful pharmaceutical scientist, Ray has swapped the commercial world for “taking responsibility for a world that accepts social inequity”. His vision is a world where everyone has access to medicines that enable quality healthcare. And his tireless energy is being applied to achieving just that.

From the intraocular lens laboratories that Ray has built in Eritrea and Nepal as part of his work with the Fred Hollows Foundation, to organising equipment and trained personnel for the Bhaktapur cancer hospital in Nepal, to new technologies for applying aids treatments and intravenous drips in Africa, Ray has a plethora of projects underway to realise his dream. His virtual organisation of scientists, financiers and medicos reaches from his base in Mt Eden across the First World and into the Third as this Kiwi Hero, inspires us all to get together to make the difference. Mondiale is at www.medicinemondiale.org/Home.

Ray Avery was last modified: March 9th, 2016 by Gareth Morgan