APHRC Mourns Professor Joep Lange

July 21, 2014

The APHRC family wishes to send our sincere condolences to the family and colleagues of Professor Joep Lange who died in the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 17 that crashed in Ukraine.

Through the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, Professor Lange worked closely with APHRC as the lead partner on the SCALE-UP project and his work to improve the health of the urban poor in Nairobi will always be remembered.

We join the rest of the world in praying for the families of Prof. Lange and of the 297 other people who lost their lives in this terrible tragedy. May God grant them strength at this dark hour.


aphrc.orgProfessor Joep Lange, the Executive Scientific Director of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) at a SCALE UP project meeting at the APHRC Campus on February 14, 2014.


APHRC staff on Professor Lange’s passing

1.    “That is such sad news. He was a jovial and sociable person. May his soul rest in eternal peace.” Mildred Adhiambo, Field Supervisor, APHRC.

2.    “So so sorry to hear of the loss of our dear, gentle and very articulate partner. May the Almighty, the God of all comfort, grant family, friends and colleagues the fortitude to bear this tragic loss.” Blessing Mberu,  Head of the Urbanization and Wellbeing Program at APHRC.

3.    “What a terrible loss! Very sad about his passing” Clement Oduor, Field Coordinator, APHRC.

4.    “An indescribable loss to the entire world and more so to the global health arena as well as to the scientific community! May the Lord of all comfort give grace to bear the loss to the family, colleagues, scientific community and the entire global health community and for also for us here at APHRC. We’ve lost a valuable partner!” Peter Muriuki, Research Assistant, APHRC.