Henry Dunant Medals awarded
31-12-1999 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 836
Four people have been awarded the Henry Dunant Medal for humanitarian service, two of them posthumously, by the Council of Delegates at a ceremony held in Geneva on 28 October 1999.
The recipients of the Henry Dunant Medal are:
Ms Ute Stührwoldt , a paediatric nurse from the German Red Cross;
Mr Donald Tansley , former Executive Vice-President of the Canadian International Development Agency;
Dr Byron R.M. Hove , former National Chairman of the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society and former Vice-Chairman of the Standing Commission (posthumously);
Dr Guillermo Rueda Montana , former President of the Colombian Red Cross (posthumously).
The Medal is awarded every two years to acknowledge and reward outstanding service and acts of great devotion by members of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The criteria for receiving the Medal include risks which are incurred on behalf of others and which endanger life, health and personal freedom. It may also be awarded for a long period of devoted service to the Movement.