WELLINGTON MEDICAL HISTORY SOCIETY

George Salmond CNZM
MB ChB (U NZ), PhD (Otago), FRACP, MCCM (NZ), FAFPHM

George is well-known for his distinguished service within the Department of Health, Wellington for twenty years to 1991, the last five years of which he was Director General of Health. During these years he was closely involved in the planning and implementation of major health reforms in the public sector.

He was a leading figure in the NZ College of Community Medicine, and contributed significantly to the profession with terms on the Medical Council of New Zealand, the NZ Committee of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine and the Council of Medical Colleges of New Zealand.

George made important contributions also in the International Sector, in various WHO sponsored roles.

He was a stand-out figure in the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War - IPPNW (NZ). With Eric Geiringer he played a leading role in the success of the World Court Project 1994 - 1998.

In 2017 he was awarded the CNZM for his many contributions to health services.

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