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Jan Karol Kostrzewski

diplomat , official

JAN KOSTRZEWSKI, Diplomat, Official. Member, Executive Board, World Health Organization. Golden Medal for International Day of Physicians, Geneva, 73; Honorary mem: Metchnikov Association of Epidemiologists, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Polish Med Alliance, United States, Polish Association of Epidemiologists. International Epidemiological Association; Harvard Alumni Association; International Green Cross Council.

Background

Kostrzewski, Jan Karol was born on December 2, 1915 in Cracow, Poland. Son of Jan Michal and Maria (Sulikowska) Kostrzewski.

Education

Diploma, Warsaw University, 1945. Doctor of Medicine, Jagiellonian University Medical Faculty, Cracow, 1948. Master in Public Health, Harvard, 1958.

Doctor of Medicine (honorary), Military Medical Academy, Poland, 1979. Doctor of Medicine, Medical Academy, Lublin, Poland, 1985.

Career

Assistant, vaccine production National Institute Hygiene, Warsaw, 1942—1951, head, department epidemiology, 1951—1961. Professor, epidemiology Warsaw Medical Academy, 1954—1958. Member, panel experts World Health Organization, Geneva, from 1960, vice chairman, international commission global eradication smallpox, 1978—1979, chairman, expanded programme immunization, global advisory group, 1978—1985.

Vice-minister, chief sanitary inspector Ministry Health, Warsaw, 1962—1967, minister, health, social welfare, 1968—1972. Vice president World Health Assembly, Boston, 1969—1970, member executive board Geneva, 1973—1976, chairman, 1975—1976. Chairman, international communications eradication smallpox India, Nepal, Bhutan, 1977, Ethiopia, 1979.

Vice president Polish Academy of Sciences, 1980—1983, secretary, medical section, 1972—1979, president, 1984—1989. Chairman, research strengthening group Special Programme Research and Training Tropical Diseases, 1982—1986. Chairman, technical advisory group Diarrhoeal Disease Control Programme, 1985—1988.

Heath clerk lecturer London School Hygiene and Tropical Medical, 1986—1987. Lieutenant Polish Resistance Army, 1944-1945 Polish Army, 1948-1949.

Achievements

  • Diplomate.

Works

Membership

Member, vice chairman Patriotic Movement National Rebirth, Warsaw, 1983—1989. With Member of Parliament, 1985—1989. Fellow: Indian National Science Academy.

Member: International Center Diarrhoeal Diseases Research (trustee Bangladesh 1979-1985, chairman 1983-1984), International Epidemiological Association (council member 1977-1984, president 1977-1981), Academy National Medecine Paris (correspondent), Association Microbiologists Epidemiologists Russia (honorary), Societas Medica Polonorum (honorary), Polish Epidemiological Association (honorary), Academy Medical Sciences (Russia), Polish Epidemiological Association (member executive committee 1957-1988, president 1988-1991).

  • International Epidemiological Association.; Harvard Alumni Association; International Green Cross Council.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Epidemiology, public health admin, microbiology, communicable diseases. Skiing, fishing, photography.

Connections

Married Ewa Maria Sobolewska, September 3, 1948. Children: Anna, Magdalena, Piotr, Maria.

father:
Jan Michal Kostrzewski

mother:
Maria (Sulikowska) Kostrzewski

spouse:
Ewa Maria Sobolewska

children:
Anna Kostrzewski

Magdalena Kostrzewski

Piotr Kostrzewski

Maria Kostrzewski