World Health Organization (WHO) appointment for ACHS President
10 Nov 2021 in News

World Health Organization (WHO) appointment for ACHS President

Congratulations to ACHS President, Professor Len Notaras, AO on his appointment as Chair of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Strategic Advisory Group (SAG).

Minister for Health and Aged Care, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has announced Professor Len Notaras’s appointment as Chair of the World Health Organization’s (WHO)’s Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Strategic Advisory Group (SAG).

Describing the appointment as “a testament to Professor Notaras’s storied career in the medical profession”, Minister Hunt said the Australian Government’s nomination for the position was in recognition of Professor Notaras’s commitment and work in the EMT Initiative since 2014, a program endorsed by the Strategic Advisory Group and the World Health Organization.

“I am delighted that Professor Notaras will take up the 2-year appointment, advising on the strategic direction of the EMT Initiative, as well as continuing his vital work in his role with the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC).”

As the strategic founder and now Executive Director of the NCCTRC, based in Darwin, Professor Notaras is a leading Australian expert in emergency deployment. He coordinated the Royal Darwin Hospital response to the 2002 and 2005 Bali bombings, along with events at Ashmore Reef in 2009.

Professor Notaras’s role with the NCCTRC includes coordinating and deploying the AUSMAT (Australian Medical Assistance Team) capability, as well as providing extensive training and research opportunities in response to major national and international disasters.

ACHS is proud of this outstanding and well-deserved global recognition of Professor Notaras’s career achievements. Well done Len!