23 September 2014
Congratulations to Dr Tarun Weeramanthri, Health Program Board Chair, who has been awarded one of public health’s highest honours – the Sidney Sax Public Health Medal 2014.
Dr Weeramanthri was nominated by colleagues for his impact on public health as one of Australia’s longest serving Chief Health Officers, a role he has held for more than 10 years in the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
The annual Public Health Association of Australia’s Sidney Sax Public Health Medal began in 2000 to acknowledge an individual who has made a notable contribution to the protection and promotion of public health in Australia.
Public Health Association of Australia Chief Executive Officer Michael Moore said Dr Weeramanthri was a highly respected and accomplished individual, and an exemplar of a 21st century Chief Health Officer: scholar, physician and advocate for health.
For more information about the Sidney Sax Public Health Medal visit – phaa.net.au/sidneySaxMedal.php
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