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Professor Eldryd Parry, OBE, to deliver a lecture at Postgraduate Lecture Hall at Hemel Hempstead
29th February 2008 12:45 till 13:45.

Professor Eldryd Parry visits Hemel Hempstead Hospital for the second time in 12 months, this time to deliver a lecture. You may recall that he was a member of a strong Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) team that attended the meeting of West Herts NHS Trust and Directors from the Ministry of Health of Ghana hosted by Motec. Professor Eldryd Parry will give a talk on “Can we make a difference to Health Care in the Developing Countries?” Motec has been instrumental in the arrangements for the lecture.

Eldryd trained as a specialist physician and was seconded from the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital to University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria in 1960. Subsequently, till 1985, he held academic posts in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Zaria, Ilorin (Nigeria), where he was Foundation Dean of a new community-oriented medical school, and Kumasi (Ghana) as Dean and Professor of Medicine. He is now a Visiting Professor (and honorary fellow) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an honorary fellow of the College of Medicine, University of Wales and the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. Eldryd founded THET in 1988.

Professor Eldryd Parry, OBE, is a Trustee and full time unpaid member of the THET. He, has been awarded a special medal by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene for life-time achievement in tropical medicine. This was one of only two such centenary awards made in celebration of the Society’s 100th Anniversary in 2007.

He is the author of the textbook “Principles of Medicine in Africa”. Recognised as the most complete and up-to-date reference book on medicine in Africa, this prize winning Third Edition is essential reading and a wonderful book of reference for medical students, Health Officers, Clerical Officers and postgraduates who work or hope to work in Africa.

Motec members are encouraged to attend this lecture.



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