Associate Professor Tilman Ruff, former MAPW President, currently Australian Chair of ICAN, has been awarded a “Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia” in the Queen’s Birthday 2012 Honours List.
The AM was awarded for “service to the promotion of peace as an advocate for the abolition of nuclear weapons, and to public health through the promotion of immunisation programs in the South East Asia-Pacific region”.
The notes state that Associate Professor Ruff has:
- Served as an expert adviser on nuclear disarmament to the InterAction Council, 2009.
- NGO Adviser to Co-Chairs, Professor the Honourable Gareth Evans AO QC and Yoriko Kawaguchi, International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, 2008-2010.
- Current Regional Vice-President, Southeast Asia/Pacific, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.
- Founding Chair, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons – Australia, since 2006; Founding Chair, ICAN International Core Group, since 2008.
- National President, Medical Association for the Prevention of War (MAPW); 2005-2007; Vice-President, 1991-1997 and 2000-2005; Member, since 1982; Member, MAPW Peace Fund Management Committee.
- Undertook programs introducing and evaluating universal infant hepatitis B immunisation starting at birth in Indonesia and Pacific Island countries, which provided the basis for national commitments to universal infant hepatitis B immunisation, integrated with care of mothers and newborns.
- Associate Professor, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, since 2005.
- Medical Adviser/Consultant, Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), World Health Organisation and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); undertaking program management reviews and providing technical advice on immunisation programs in the western Pacific region.
- International Medical Adviser, Australian Red Cross, since 1996.
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