CLASS OF 2022: Medical expert finds Honorary Award just the tonic
A high-profile medical expert has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Wolverhampton for his outstanding contribution to the healthcare sector, both in the UK and internationally.
Dr Satya Sharma MBE DL has been awarded a Doctor of Health and Wellbeing in recognition of his phenomenal contribution to the medical profession during the course of his lengthy career.
Honorary awards are presented by the University of Wolverhampton to people who have made a significant contribution to their field of expertise.
Dr Sharma worked as a General Medical Practitioner for 31 years, retiring in 2013. He was awarded an MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 2011 and awarded a Fellowship of the British Medical Association (BMA) for extraordinary services in 2014.
He was appointed Deputy Lieutenant West Midlands in 2014 and accepted a Global Indian Excellence Award in the same year. He was awarded a Fellowship of British International Doctor’s Association in 2017.He has been President for British Red Cross West Midlands since 2018 and received a certificate for Exceptional Contribution in 2022.
His international aid work included visiting Nepal for earthquake relief work in 2015, raising £80,000 in order to build 2,100 tin shelters for a village adopted for this purpose. He returned to Nepal to look specifically at sanitation and compliance and the project was selected in the top 3 out of 1,800 international entries in 2015.
He also visited Kenya for water drought relief and completed a project to build four sand dams in 2017 to provide water for 2500 people indefinitely.
Dr Sharma has also been involved in helping and supporting Organ donation for the last 30 years in a voluntary capacity. He helped the University to arrange a competition to develop posters and chaired a group for 8 years to support the cause. He was involved in arranging a Memorandum of Understanding between Mohan foundation of India and NHS Blood and transplant of United Kingdom in 2015 to benefit both countries.
His latest involvement has been to arrange a Memorandum of Understanding to share guidelines and protocols for all commonwealth countries through a project "Tribute to life" launched by the Health Minister in Wolverhampton in March 2022. This has the support of 43 countries with the potential to benefit 2.3 billion people.
Dr Sharma said: “I am humbled to receive this great honour from Wolverhampton University. This will serve as an excellent link to work with the alumni.”
The University’s graduation ceremonies take place at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, from Monday 5 September to Saturday 10 September 2022.
Graduates are encouraged to keep in touch with the Alumni team and take advantage of a range of benefits and support on offer to them including a discount for Postgraduate study and opportunities to benefit from mentoring, volunteering and career advice.
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