Endometriosis advocate Deborah Bush honoured for services to women

30 August 2017

WES board member, Deborah Bush, who has tirelessly advocated on behalf of women with endometriosis for over 30 years, has been recognised with the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Deborah Bush co-founded Endometriosis New Zealand in 1985 and is, perhaps, best known for developing the world’s first Menstrual Health and Endometriosis (‘me’) education programme for secondary schools. She has  has also developed other innovative educational programmes for workplaces, hospitals, communities, and is fully engaged in CME education.

Said WES President, Neil Johnson:

On behalf of The Board of the World Endometriosis Society, we send our sincere congratulations on your ascension to Membership of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

This is truly a deserved honour for you – due recognition of your tireless work for women’s health, and particularly for women with endometriosis.

Deborah Bush has previously been recognised for her work, being awarded the Queen’s Service Medal in 2003, the Paul Newman Award for Services to Women’s Health in 2007, Zonta International’s ‘Woman of the Biennium Award’ 2012 – 2014, NEXT Woman of the Year for Health and Science (NZ) in 2012, and was voted among the ‘Top Ten New Zealand Women’ in 2016.