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11 Jun 2015

OAM for San Staff

Congratulations San Information Services Project Manager and former Nurse, John Sanburg for receiving Order of Australia honours, announced by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove on the Queen's Birthday.

John received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his "service to community health through international humanitarian programs".

John has been actively involved in the San's humanitarian aid organisation, Open Heart International, for over 20 years. Open heart International provides free life saving surgery for adults and children around the world who could otherwise die.

John was an inaugural member of Open Heart International's 'Cleft Lip and Palate' project that commenced in 1994 in Nepal. At its conclusion in 2004, John established the 'Burns Surgery' project which he led until 2014.

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