The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, has delivered the Inaugural Annual Sir George Pinker Memorial Address at St. Marylebone Parish Church, entitled ‘Global Challenges of Women’s Health Today’.
Co-hosted by the UK’s leading women’s health charity Wellbeing of Women and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), the Archbishop focused on theological, ethical and moral perspectives on managing women’s health issues, both at home and across the world.
The objectives of the Annual Address are to celebrate and remember the enormous contribution Sir George Pinker made to the medical profession, and to bring together clinicians, ethicists, and all those with an interest in the role of medicine in society; as well as friends and patients of Sir George.
Sir George Pinker
Sir George Pinker, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, died in 2007 at the age of 83. He enjoyed a long and highly distinguished career and was President of the RCOG and Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and a Founder member and Trustee of Wellbeing of Women. He was Consultant Gynaecologist to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for 20 years, during which time he delivered many of its members, including Prince William and Prince Harry.
Dr. Tony Falconer, RCOG President said, “We are delighted to have such an august speaker provide the inaugural address. His Grace has done a tremendous amount of good work in inter-faith relations in the UK and his speech this evening will focus on the global aspects of women’s health.
“The RCOG’s International Office plays a lead role in lowering the maternal mortality rate in under-resourced countries and we would be keen to work closely with international development and aid agencies, including CAFOD, on the UK’s commitment to fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals.”