Thursday 26th April 2012
Veteran Operation Hernia volunteer Magdi Hanafy has been nominated for the British Medical Journal “Improving Health” Karen Woo Award. The award has been newly set up to recognise the commitment and bravery to humanitarian medicine of Karen Woo who was murdered while delivering basic healthcare to some of the most needy people in rural Afghanistan in August 2010.
Magdi’s exceptional personal strength has been identified as his organisational abilities prior to a trip; raising funds, arranging visas, buying equipment, finding local translators and accomodation on the ground.
The selection of the winner of the award from among 4 nominees, will take place on 25th May in London.