David trained in obstetrics and gynaecology at Guy’s Hospital in London prior to migrating to live in rural NSW in 1967. David set up practise in Bowral in 1974 and continued as the local specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist for 31 years. David is an active member of St Jude’s Church, a pastoral worker in the Bowral Public and Private Hospitals, a member of the Kairos team in Goulburn jail.

In 2009 David founded the Barbara May Foundation to raise funds to support the work of his sister Valerie Browning and son, Dr Andrew Browning in Ethiopia. David was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2004 for service to medicine, particularly as an obstetrician and gynaecologist, and to the community of Bowral and the surrounding district.

How you can help

Programmes supported wholly or in part by the Barbara May Foundation include:


. The building and operations of the Vision Maternity Care Hospital in Barhirdar, Ethiopia.
. The operations of the Barbara May Maternity Hospital in Mille, Ethiopia.
. Kivulini Maternity Centre – Maternity Africa, Tanzania. This centre provides obstetric services and an extensive fistula repair programme which includes significant outreach programmes. 
. Tertiary education of local medical professionals.

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