GEELONG GRAMMAR SCHOOL MEDAL FOR SERVICE TO SOCIETY

The Geelong Grammar School Medal for Service to Society is the highest honour the School and our Foundation can bestow. It has been established to recognise people who, by way of the excellence of their achievements, have made sustained contributions to the betterment of society. The award embodies the School’s spirit of making a positive difference.

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In 2018, the Geelong Grammar School Medal for Service to Society was awarded to Glen Liddell-Mola (M'64). Glen has dedicated more than 50 years of his life to improving women’s reproductive health and reducing the maternal death toll in Papua New Guinea, which has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. Glen provides medical care, training, outreach and health clinics across PNG as well as running the busy maternity ward at the Port Moresby General Hospital. He is also the Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Reproductive Health at the University of Papua New Guinea, where he has trained generations of local doctors, obstetricians, midwives and birth attendants. 

The Medal will be presented for the fourth time in 2020.