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2018 CSL Florey Next Generation Award Winner – Dr Hamish Graham

OXYGEN MONITORING HALVES CHILD PNEUMONIA DEATHS

Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare Catherine King with Award winner Hamish Graham and runners up Naomi Clarke and Dean Picone (Photo credit: AAMRI/Bradley Cummings)

Targeted oxygen therapy could save the lives of thousands of children. Hamish Graham says the key is identifying the children who need it most. He found that providing Nigerian hospitals with equipment and training to measure blood oxygen levels has halved the number of children dying from pneumonia.

Hamish, a paediatrician who has worked in Sudan and Nigeria, is now working to make oxygen—a treatment we take for granted in Australia—available to every child who needs it.

The 2018 CSL Florey Next Generation Award is conferred to a current PhD candidate who has demonstrated outstanding capability, creativity and potential in the biomedical sciences and/or health and medical research.

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