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A4D’s Volunteer Chief Medical Advisor Professor May Ng has been awarded an OBE by The Queen

Updated: Sep 1, 2023

Our volunteer Chief Medical Advisor Prof May Ng has been awarded an OBE by Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of her platinum jubilee birthday celebrations honours for her services to People with Diabetes and People with Autism and Disabilities

Prof Ng’s dedication and contribution in the field of improving diabetes care for children and young people has been instrumental. She is known globally as a leader in her field and her career spans more than 25 years focusing on helping children and young people with diabetes and improving the delivery of education to professionals around the world.

As a voluntary Chief Medical Advisor for Action4Diabetes (A4D), Prof May Ng has been instrumental in driving our health capacity building programme such as setting up the first A4D Health Professionals Advisory group from key diabetes leaders from South-East Asia and the United Kingdom. During the pandemic, Prof Ng formed the South-East Asia Regional T1D Diabetes Network and free to-access Webinar series that has now been embedded to facilitate cross-country collaborations, knowledge exchange and best practice sharing in the region.

Our co-founder Jerry Gore says “Prof May has revolutionized Type 1 Diabetes care among children and young people in the UK. We are so fortunate to join hands with her doing the same by working with us at Action4Diabetes, helping young people with Type 1 Diabetes in deprived communities across South-East Asia. Her role at A4D involves providing advice, health capacity building, training and educational support for Healthcare professionals in SEA.”

Amongst her wide list of achievements as a multi-award winning paediatrician, the recent peer reviewed papers on “Closing the type 1 diabetes gap in South-East Asia” is published in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice journal and Type 1 Diabetes in Laos, 2016 – 2021” is published in Pediatric Diabetes 2022

Upon receiving the award Prof May said: “I am surprised and deeply humbled to be honoured by this award. I wish to express my immense gratitude for the support from my family, my parents, my team, colleagues, and the children and families I work with. Throughout my career, I have always been driven by a passion to improve the care of people living with diabetes and other endocrine conditions, and to advocate for autistic people due to my own personal experiences”.

“This award reflects the dedication of so many people, and my greatest hope is that the recognition afforded by the OBE focuses attention on the continued efforts to improve diabetes care and raise autism awareness globally.”

On behalf of the entire A4D team we congratulate Prof May Ng for this well-deserved recognition.

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