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AITHM Deputy Director Maxine Whittaker was recently awarded the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) International Medal for 2017.

Selected for her contributions and outstanding service in developing countries, Professor Whittaker continues to strive towards improving healthcare outcomes for those less fortunate.

In congratulating Professor Whittaker, AITHM Director Louis Schofield remarked on a career serving others.

“Professor Whittaker’s work continues to be world-leading standard, positively impacting those who need it the most. Her strategic approach to building collaborations, building and sharing knowledge assists multiple agencies, governments and non-government organisations, particularly in the Asia Pacific.

“Her continued work in health systems strengthening, building capacity and transfer of research findings is to be commended. Of particular note is Professor Whittaker’s ongoing mentoring and volunteer work in the Asia Pacific makes her an incredibly worthy recipient of the International Medal.

“In a time when the world is looking to its leaders, we are truly grateful to have such exemplary leader within our Institute here at AITHM. My heartiest congratulations to Prof Whittaker,” Prof Schofield said.

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