Honoring those lost in Malaysian Airlines Flight 17

As the 20th International AIDS Conference comes to a close, Pathfinder and the global community have renewed our resolve in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Throughout the conference, we have all been reminded of the incredible contributions of our colleagues and friends lost in the tragic downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 and the legacy of their work.The AIDS world has lost some incredible stalwarts like Dr. Joep Lange, former president of IAS.

In particular, Pathfinder would like to recognize and honor Dr. Lucie van Mens, who since 1995 has focused on HIV and AIDS prevention, and with whom we partnered to promote female condom use in Mozambique. She will forever be remembered for her service, commitment, and passion.

Pathfinder CEO Purnima Mane signed the condolence book at the Conference on behalf of Pathfinder staff and, with Pathfinders Julio Pacca and Carlos Laudari, conveyed our sympathies personally to Susan Ostrowski, Vice President of Business Development at The Female Health Company.

Type: Press Release
Focus Area: HIV & AIDS

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