In this podcast series, Season 2 shines a spotlight on the outstanding finalists and awardees from the Global Australian Awards 2022, who are making a substantial impact around the world. These inspiring GameChangers generously share the story of their international career journey with us, the highlights and challenges, and what motivates them in their work. We celebrate their optimism, creativity and resourcefulness to succeed across the globe.
Season 1 of the #BornGlobal GameChanger podcast series celebrates the GameChangers from our 2021 Awards, who are also incredibly inspiring individuals! We hope you enjoy listening to the stories of these remarkable global Australians.
In this episode, you will meet Dr Barry Kirby AO, Science and Healthcare Awardee in the Global Australian Awards 2022.
Dr Kirby AO is a carpenter-turned-doctor whose radical career change is now saving the lives of new mothers and babies in remote communities across Papua New Guinea. The founder of not-for-profit organisation, The Hands of Rescue, Dr Kirby has dedicated the second half of his life to reducing maternal mortality across PNG, providing remote maternal health checks, training midwives and delivering ‘baby bundles’ to incentivise expectant mothers to attend health clinics for the safe delivery of their babies.
Hear Dr Kirby share the story of his inspiring work alongside his wife at The Hands of Rescue. Taking us behind the scenes, Dr Kirby discusses what his research revealed and what the practicalities are in helping mothers and babies across remote PNG. He also shares his own personal story – from a non-academic student and carpenter by trade to studying medicine in his 40’s. Dr Kirby’s is a must-listen inspirational story.