Medal of Honour for Doctor

Aucklander Dr Alan Kerr (left) has received Palestine’s highest honour, the “Medal of Honour”, from PNA President Mahmoud Abbas for saving more than 6 children’s lives in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since 2. Kerr has led more than 25 surgery visits to Ramallah, Shifa and Makassed Hospitals over the past 11 years through the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF), and has been instrumental in building the first and only paediatric cardiac surgery programme for local Palestinian children. More than 2,5 children have had life-saving open-heart surgery since 1998 through the PCRF.


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New Zealand’s Emphatic Covid-19 Approach

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