Malaria charity from St Albans founder recognised by the Queen

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 April 2018

Rob Mather being presented his certificate by the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William. Picture supplied by the Cabinet Office.

Rob Mather being presented his certificate by the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William. Picture supplied by the Cabinet Office.

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The founder of a malaria charity from St Albans has been recognised by the Queen at a meeting of the Commonwealth nations.

Rob Mather was presented with a Points of Light award certificate, signed by Her Majesty, by her grandson the Duke of Cambridge.

Mr Mather was one of 53 people (one from each Commonwealth nation) awarded for tackling global challenges.

He was recognised for his outstanding work to reduce cases of malaria and child mortality across the world.

The CEO of Against Malaria Foundation (AMF), Mr Mather said: “My own motivation has been simple. My four children go to sleep at night where a mosquito bite would lead to an annoying itch. Many other people have children and family members for whom the consequences of a mosquito bite could be severe illness, or far worse, so we won’t stop working with many partners until that has been changed.”

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