Catherine Hughes

Catherine Hughes

Catherine Hughes

2016 Young Australian of the Year (Western Australia) |
Immunisation champion

Biogragrahy:

From:
Western Australia

After losing her newborn son Riley to whooping cough in 2015, Catherine has become a passionate advocate for immunisation. Believing that no child should die from a vaccine preventable disease, she has raised more than $70 000 for research, instigated the donation of more than 150 000 vaccines to children in developing countries, established The Immunisation Foundation of Australia, and travels Australia speaking to parents and health-care providers about the importance of immunisation.