Former Timor-Leste President and Nobel peace Prize winner, Dr.
José Ramos-Horta was the star attraction, as the Foundation
for Surgery (the Foundation) hosted a dinner to say thank you to
some of their most important donors.
In an inspiring speech, President Dr Ramos-Horta highlighted the
importance of striving for ongoing peace and the importance of
health care and education. He gave his personal thanks to donors
for making such a difference in Timor-Leste.
The dinner was also an opportunity to farewell Chair of the
Foundation, Professor Kingsley Faulkner AM, whose term concludes
next month following nine years of outstanding service. Under
Professor Faulkner's leadership the Foundation has grown
RACS President, Mr John Batten (whose term ends on Thursday),
will become the new Chair of the Foundation. At the dinner, Mr
Batten paid tribute to the work of his predecessor, and told the
audience he was excited about his new role and developing RACS'
legacy across the Asia-Pacific region.
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