Dr. Christopher "Chris" Fearne is a Maltese physician and politician. He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Health in April 2014 and Minister for Health since April 2016.
Prior to his appointment as Parliamentary Secretary for Health in April 2014, he worked as a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Clinical Chairman at Mater Dei Hospital. He is a Member of Parliament for the Labour Party and was the Chairman of the Foreign and European Affairs Committee at the Maltese House of Representatives.
Fearne has been working as a doctor and surgeon for the last 27 years. He was also a lecturer in Paediatric Surgery at the University of Malta and an examiner at its Medical School. Fearne is a founding director of the Malta Institute for Medical Education and the chairperson of the Celebrities for Kids, voluntary NGO promoting children's rights. As a student, Hon. Fearne was involved in a number of youth organizations. He has served as Secretary General of the Maltese Federation of Youth Organisations, officer within the University Students’ Council, KSU, and in the Malta Medical Students' Association, MMSA.
Fearne received his formal education at St. Aloysius College and at the University of Malta, graduating in Medicine and Surgery in 1987, becoming a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He worked and studied in a number of children’s hospitals in England, including the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.
Chris Fearne and his wife Astrid have 3 children.
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- Hon. Christopher Fearne MP - Parliamentary Secretary for Health - Parliament of Malta