Tokyo awards medical honours

UK-Japan News June 2019

Lord Ara Darzi of Denham, director of the Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation, has received one of Japan’s most prestigious awards: the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon.

Professor Darzi, the college reported in a press announce­ment, was recognised for his global efforts in healthcare and significant contribution to UK–Japan relations in medicine, including patient safety. His dialogue with the government of Myanmar recently resulted in the release of two Reuters journalists.