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Prof Ronnie Elsdon-Dew
(1909 - 1984)


Photo credit: 

In Memoriam Ronald Elsdon-Dew, 

South African Medical Journal, 66: 546. 


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Elsdon-Dew Medal 


​The Parasitological Society of Southern Africa (PARSA) awards this medal on merit to contributions to parasitology in Africa. This award is named after Ronnie Elsdon-Dew, one of the founders of PARSA. The following individuals have been awarded this prestigious award:


2023:     Miles B. Markus and Louis du Preez (South Africa)

2022:     Nico J. Smit (South Africa)

2021:     Not awarded

2020:     Not awarded

2019:     Not awarded  

2018:     Leo Braack (South Africa)

2017:     Annemarie Avenant-Oldewage (South Africa)

2016:     Not awarded    

2015:     Not awarded    

2014:     Maureen Coetzee (South Africa)

2013:     Angela Davies Russell (UK)

2012:     Leon J. Fourie (South Africa)

2011:     Not awarded

2010:     Jo van As (South Africa)

2009:     Richard Hunt (South Africa)

2008:     Tony Musoke (South Africa)

2007:     Brian Lesley Sharp (Posthumous)

2006:     Banie L. Penzhorn (South Africa)

2005:     J.D.F. Boomker (South Africa)

2003:     Jan A. van Wyk (South Africa)

2002:     D.T. de Waal (South Africa)

2001:     Rosina C. Krecek (South Africa)

2000:     Peter Fripp  (South Africa)

1998:     Geoffrey Fryer (UK)

1997:     E.M. Neville (South Africa)

1993:     L. Kahlil and L. Gibbons (UK)

1992:     Anna M. Verster (South Africa)

1991:     Richard C. Reinecke (South Africa)

1990:     Ivan Horak (South Africa)

1988:     J.B. Walker (South Africa)

1986:     Ilan Paperna (Israel)

1981:     R. Gönnert (Germany)

1979:     Botha de Meillon (South Africa)

1977:     R.J. Pitchford (South Africa)

1975:     Wilhelm O. Neitz (South Africa)

1974:     Gertrude Theiler (South Africa)

1973:     G.S. Nelson (UK)





Motivated nominations, with a detailed curriculum vitae, are called for and should be submitted confidentially to the PARSA secretary. Documents must be submitted to the PARSA Secretary:

Prof Kgomotso P. Sibeko-Matjila

Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases

University of Pretoria

Private Bag X04



South Africa


Tel: +27 (0)12 529 8402



The deadline for applications is 30 April every year.


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