Friday, July 18, 2014

Global Moment of Remembrance

Sincerest condolences to our friends at the International AIDS Society!! Up To 100 Passengers on Board Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Were Top Experts In HIV/AIDS... Former International AIDS Society President Joep Lange from Netherlands, along with Glenn Raymond Thomas, a Geneva-based spokesman for World Health Organization, were two of a number of high-profile passengers who were heading to an international AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia.
Dear Friends today we are re-posting message from International AIDS Society:

Since the earliest days of the fight against AIDS, we as a community have understood the importance of taking time to remember and recognize the loss of our loved ones. This Sunday, at the start of the opening session of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, we will honor those who died on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 through a special tribute delivered by their friends and colleagues.

The International AIDS Society invites you to join us wherever you are in this global moment of remembrance. Please take time to pause from your day and gather with colleagues and loved ones.  

The names of those confirmed at this time by friends and colleagues on board flight MH 17 are:
Pim de Kuijer, STOP AIDS NOW!
Joep Lange, co-director of the HIV Netherlands Australia Research Collaboration (HIV-NAT)
Lucie van Mens, Director, AIDS Action Europe
Maria Adriana de Schutter, AIDS Action Europe
Glenn Thomas, World Health Organisation
Jacqueline van Tongeren, Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development

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