AMA (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid said Professor Newnham’s successful work in reducing pre-term births was now acknowledged around the world.
“His determination to continue his research in WA has set a benchmark for many others,” Dr Khorshid said.
“John has always believed that life begins before birth, not after, and he has inspired many others to concentrate on finding further ways of lowering the rate of pre-term birth, which is the single major killer of children up to five years of age and a major cause of lifelong disability.”
He will join other state and territory recipients for the national awards ceremony at the National Arboretum in Canberra on 25 January 2020.
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