Decades of dedication

“It was all pretty exciting really,” the Order of Australia (OAM) recipient told MO.

Dr Warden, who received his medal for services to medicine and community, first volunteered abroad in the 1970s at the Addis Ababa clinic of the late Dr Reg Hamlin and Dr Catherine Hamlin, old friends from Sydney’s Crown Street Women’s Hospital.

“Reg said, please come. That was before they got kicked out of the Princess Tsehai hospital because of the smell
of the fistula patients and built their own 60-bed