Dr Neville Henry


Robert Anthony Neville HENRY AM




AM Member of the Order 1999


M.B., B.S., University of Queensland 1956-1961
Diploma of Child Health,  Royal College of Physicians,  London, 1966                      
Master of Public Health,  Harvard, (with concentration in Child Health, Tropical Medicine, Tropical Public Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition.1969-70.
Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (D.T.M.&H.),  Royal College of Physicians, London 1986


Papua New Guinea, Zaire, Germany, Malaysia, Solomon Islands, Uganda, France, Cambodia, United Kingdom. Australia. U.S.A., Vanuatu. Afghanistan                        


2000 to presentSenior Medical Officer (part-time), Secure Unit
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane
2000 to presentSenior Medical Officer (part-time), Pre-Admission Clinic
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane.
1999 - 2001Medical Adviser to Health services Australia.
1998 - 1999Senior Medical Officer Vila Central Hospital. Vanuatu.
1978 - 1997Senior Medical Officer - Accident and Emergency Dept.  Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane.
1979 Locum medical officer Madang PNG.
1978. Medical Officer Queensland Spastic Welfare League.
1976 - 1977Lecturer in Public Health at the Para Medical Training College in Madang, PNG.
Classroom instruction, seminars, hospital work and field trips for students training to be health Extension Officers and Health Inspectors. College had teaching staff of about 12 Papua New Guineans and 3 expatriates. Helped prepare curricula.
1970 - 1975Child Health Specialist, Morobe Province, PNG, based at Angau Memorial Hospital, Lae.
Clinical paediatrics in children’s ward, neonatal ward, outpatients and emergency services. Training of PNG doctors and nurses. Establishment of management protocols. Assistance programs for vulnerable mothers and children. Worked closely with maternal and child health nurses, clinic visits in Lae and outstation visits in the Morobe Province. Preparation        of monthly reports. Established local materials feeding centre in grounds of hospital where mothers and infants could work with local staff of hospital in preparation of infant foods using local foodstuffs.
1967 - 1969Child Health Specialist Madang Province, based at Madang Provincial Hospital.
Clinical paediatrics, intensive feeding unit, teaching of nurses and health extension officer trainees with lectures, ward rounds and field work. Visits to outstations in the Province and patrols in the Province. Worked very closely with maternal and child health section and operated a family planning service. Monthly reports to Dept Maternal and Child Health in Port Moresby. Training of PNG medical staff in child health.
1963 - 1965Medical Officer in PNG health dept., working at Wewak, Lae and Okapa.
General clinical duties with emphasis on paediatrics,  and outstation visiting.
1962Resident Medical Officer Royal Hobart Hospital.


May 98 - June 98Working with a Consultant from the UK, undertook review of Red Cross Societies in the Pacific. Co-authored detailed report for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

August - Dec. 1984 Health delegate for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRCS) in Goma, Zaire during the Rwanda emergency. Member of a team responsible for setting up a 120 bed surgical field hospital in camp Kibumba to take over from the French Army hospital for refugees.  The hospital with all services, was fully operational in under three weeks in time for the French departure and as well as the surgical service the hospital had a large children’s ward, an intensive nutrition section, an emergency ward and an adjoining Health Post. Close links with six other Red Cross camp Health Posts and with UNHCR, WHO, Oxfam, MSF, IRC, Goal, CARE and with Rwandan camp committees.

Sept. - Dec 1992. Medical Coordinator with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Kabul, Afghanistan. Responsible for organising medical aid to the victims of war in that country. Supervision and budget control of 2 fully supported hospitals. Support to 10 other hospitals including Indira Ghandi paediatric hospital, Malalai maternity hospital, Maiwand paediatric wards and a number of small clinics. Supervision of a medical department of five expatriates and 10 local staff, preparation of budgets and budgetary control.
March - June 1991Needs assessment delegate and then Head of Delegation, IFRCS, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Responsible for preparing and then implementing plan for restoration of some of the more important health services on Bougainville with particular reference to mothers and children. Established office, organised volunteers, visited all health centres and prepared plan for supply of essential drugs, dressings and equipment and the setting up of cold chain and immunisation plan. Detailed report for IFRCS. Plan implemented over next three years.
April - Nov.  1986Team leader for Australian Red Cross Society’s project of refurbishment of the Provincial hospital at Kompong Speu in Cambodia. This comprised a team of 4 expatriates. team leader, physician, nurse and builder. The project involved rebuilding, supply of all essential equipment, drugs, dressings, services, training of staff, assisting with clinical work, rural visiting, financial planning, working with local health authorities, government officials Cambodian Red Cross, other red Cross National society’s, Unicef and a number of NGO’s. A large part of the hospital’s work was with mothers and children. Developed an intensive feeding centre and a unit for the preparation of soya milk from locally grown materials.
July - Dec 1984Medical coordinator for the International Committee of the Red Cross assistance program to the displaced people in the Luwero triangle of Uganda during the civil war. Provided relief supplies, medical aid, nutrition surveys, special assistance to mother’s and children and other vulnerable groups. Assisted with IFRCS program of vaccination of all children in the area. Supervised a medical dept. expatriate staff of 15 plus Ugandan staff of 30.Prepared reports and recommendations for the head of Delegation and took part in financial planning. Prepared budgets.
April - July 1980Medical delegate for the IFRCS in Malaysia. Responsible for the health of        Vietnamese boat people refugees on the Island of Pulau Bidong. Supervised the running of the camp hospital serving about 14,000 refugees. Worked closely with Vietnamese volunteer doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals. Leader of an expatriate medical team of 6. Worked with Vietnamese heath workers in the provision of services to women and children, including 4 camp health posts, immunisation programs, nutritional surveillance, reception of new arrivals, provision of social work services. Worked very closely with camp manager and camp committee. Established a system of essential drug ordering, financial control and planning. Attended monthly coordination meetings in Kuala Lumpur. There was close        cooperation with Malaysian Red Crescent, the operating agency and UNHCR.


Aug - Dec  1969      Civilian Medical Officer Emergency-Outpatients Department US Army Hospital, Nürnberg, Germany.

1969 July - SeptMember Harvard Peabody anthropology expedition to Lau lagoon in Solomon Islands. Undertook nutritional and general health survey of a large sample of        the children.
1972 July - Sept. Invited by Harvard Peabody expedition to Ulawa in Solomon Islands, to participate as a paediatrician in their anthropology study.

May 96 – Jan 1997 Civilian Medical Officer, Royal Canadian Air Force, Marville,  France.


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