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Hon Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS)



Elizabeth Molyneux MBBS, FRCP, FRCPCH, FRCPCH (Hoes), FRCEM, DSc hc. OBE, is an honorary professor of paediatrics, and ex head of department at the College of Medicine (now Kamzuzu University of Health Sciences) in Blantyre Malawi where she worked for many years. For a decade she worked in Liverpool UK and was clinical director of the emergency department at the Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital. She was a founder of the APLS in UK and Europe and the ETAT course for WHO. In the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Blantyre she developed the emergency unit, was instrumental in starting the palliative care service for children (the first in Africa), the KMC unit and oncology services. More recently she is one of the NEST team developing low cost, robust, reliable medical equipment for newborns in low-income settings. Her research interests are wide and include infectious diseases, ‘tropical’ oncology, emergency care, health care delivery and health care systems. Elizabeth has published over 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals and written several book chapters. She is strategic advisor to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) for West and East Africa. She has received several honours including the William Rutherford prize from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, a Pioneer Award from the Malawi Society of Doctors, a Distinguished Global Health Leadership Award from the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, USA, an honorary fellowship from the Royal College of Paediatrics, a Doctor of Science honoris causa from Newcastle university, Life Membership of the Australian Society of Infectious Diseases in recognition of outstanding services to infectious diseases, a Humanitarian Award from the International Federation of Emergency Medicine and an OBE from the Queen.