CAWST co-founder Camille Dow Baker receives Canadian Medical Association Medal of Honour
CALGARY, August 26, 2015 – Camille Dow Baker, co-founder of the Calgary-based charity CAWST, Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology, received the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Medal of Honour on August 25th at the CMA’s annual meeting in Halifax, NS.
The award recognizes her work with CAWST as a “Made in Canada” education-based solution for one of the world’s great public health issues: the lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation.
The Medal of Honour represents the CMA’s highest award recognizing a person who is not a member of the medical profession. Previous winners include Roméo Dallaire, Peter Lougheed and Rick Hansen.
“I am deeply grateful to both the Canadian Medical Association and the Alberta Medical Association for this great honour,” Dow Baker told the audience. “Thank you for recognizing the strong connection between water and health.”
Dow Baker thanked the CMA for recognizing work being done to benefit the health of populations worldwide.