LSTM in Husband and Wife New Year’s Honours

Press release 4 Jan 2007

A leading physician from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has received the OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours in recognition of his work in the field of childhood malaria in Malawi.

Malcolm Molyneux, Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine at LSTM, is Director of the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Research Programme based in the College of Medicine in Blantyre, Malawi.  The programme supports research in Malawi into diseases of local importance such as malaria, TB and HIV.  It also includes the training of staff in clinical and scientific research relevant to Malawi's health needs.

His wife, Professor Elizabeth Molyneux, formerly of Alder Hey Children's Hospital, has also received the OBE in recognition of her work as Head of the Paediatric Department in the same College of Medicine. Based at the Queen Elizabeth Central hospital in Blantyre, she has won acclaim for her care of children in Malawi, particularly those with cancer. Before the couple left their Crosby home for Malawi in 1995, she worked at Alder Hey Children's Hospital for ten years.

The Chairman of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Mrs Rosemary Hawley JP DL, was also recognised in the New Year’s Honours List, receiving the MBE for her services to healthcare in Merseyside in recognition of her work as Chair of Knowsley Primary Care Trust. 



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