Professor Eldryd Parry, OBE,
to deliver a lecture at Postgraduate
at Hemel Hempstead
29th February 2008 12:45 till 13:45.
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.
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.
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.
are encouraged to attend this lecture.