New Year honour for Kingsley resident

A KINGSLEY resident has been appointed as Companion to the Most Distinguished Order of S Michael and St George (CMG) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for services to controlling neglected tropical diseases.
He is Professor David Molyneux, from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), who until earlier this year, was also a member of Kingsley Parish Council.
On receiving the news of his appointment to the Order, Professor Molyneux said: “I am deeply honoured by this recognition – only made possible by the huge support from LSTM throughout my career. I am also privileged to have had so much support from my family, funders, students and many collaborators throughout the world without whom such recognition would not have been possible.
“Working with them has been an enriching experience and I am greatly indebted to them all. Ensuring neglected tropical diseases, which afflict the poorest, achieve greater recognition as an impediment to global health and a cause of poverty is critical if we are to make an impact on the lives of those less fortunate when we can do so much with so little through real and effective partnerships.”
The CMG is awarded to those who render extraordinary or important non-military service in a foreign country. Professor Molyneux joins the ranks of previous LSTM giants Brian Maegraith and Herbert Gillies who were also appointed CMG for their services in the field of tropical medicine.
LSTM’s Director, Professor David Lalloo, said: “What a fantastic and well-deserved honour for David, who has worked tirelessly to ensure that neglected tropical diseases, and the billions of people at risk from them, became a central part of global health policy. He continues that work today, advocating for some of the world’s poorest communities and working with LSTM to break the cycle of poverty and poor health.”

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