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Congratulations to our Patron-in-Chief and Victorian Governor, the Honourable Linda Dessau who has been appointed the highest honour, a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia, in this year’s Australia Day Honours list.
Ms Dessau’s AC honour was recognition For eminent service to the people of Victoria through leadership roles in the judiciary, to the advancement of economic ties and business relationships, and as a supporter of charitable, sporting and arts organisations.
Congratulations also to Burnet Institute Board member, Helen Evans, on being awarded an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO), For distinguished service to global health as an advocate for the improved treatment of infectious diseases in underprivileged populations, particularly for women and children.
Burnet Director and CEO, Professor Brendan Crabb AC said he was delighted to hear of both honours.
“We greatly appreciate the Governor’s keen interest in our medical research and public health work, and her commitment to support Burnet since becoming our Patron-in-Chief,” Professor Crabb said.
“Burnet is deeply committed to achieving better health outcomes for vulnerable communities and the Governor has greatly appreciated opportunities to hear about how we are achieving that in Australia and overseas.”
Image: Helen Evans
Helen Evans joined Burnet’s Board in 2015 and has been a key advocate of our vision of equity through better health and our mission of achieving better health for vulnerable communities through our research and public health initiatives in Australia and overseas.
Achieving gender equity was the theme of Helen Evans’ inspirational keynote address at Burnet’s special luncheon to celebrate 2016 International Women’s Day.
“Achieving gender equality in health isn’t only about medical treatment and technological solutions, although they’re absolutely critical and make a huge difference,” Associate Professor Evans told supporters.
“It’s also about addressing cultural and social issues at the same time, and this is why the strong voice of women at all levels of society and internationally is really essential.”
The Hon Linda Dessau AC service includes:
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