Global health leader was among six AIDS experts killed travelling to conference

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 21 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4738
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington DC

Six people travelling from Amsterdam to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, were among the 298 people who died when Malaysia Airlines flight 17 crashed in Ukraine.

The conference opened on the evening of 20 July, with many attendees acknowledging their colleagues’ contributions and passing. Ironically, the opening plenary address of the conference was named in honour of Jonathan Mann, a former director of the World Health Organization’s global AIDS programme. He and his wife, Mary Lou Clements-Mann, who was an HIV researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, had died …

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