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Professor completes 30 years of humanitarian aid missions

04 Nov 2022

Professor Tony Redmond OBE has returned from Ukraine, his final aid assignment after 30 years of humanitarian missions worldwide

Professor Tony Redmond OBE

Professor Redmond's experiences have seen him go to the frontline of major conflicts and disasters to provide emergency medical assistance, from war in Kosovo to Sierra Leone's Ebola outbreak. He was the doctor-in-charge after the Lockerbie bombing, and medical director of Manchester's Nightingale Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He has won countless awards and accolades, including an OBE in 1994 for his work providing humanitarian assistance in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war, and our University's Medal of Honour in 2018.

Tony co-founded our Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute and has written a book about his life, which charts his childhood growing up in Failsworth as well as his illustrious career in emergency medicine.

He will step down from the board of UK-Med, the charity he set up, later this year. 

Speaking to BBC Manchester, he said it had been "an unbelievable privilege to help people when they're in such need".