06 June 2017 | Statement

Unitaid mourns passing of UNFPA’s Dr Babatunde Osotimehin

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin with a Syrian teenage girl with special needs at the Nizip Camp in Turkey (Image: UNFPA/Nezih Tavlas)

Geneva, Switzerland – Unitaid joins the global health community in mourning the death of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), who passed away suddenly on 4 June 2017.

“Dr. Osotimehin was a true leader, a champion for the health and well-being of women and young girls,” said Unitaid Executive Director Lelio Marmora. “We have lost a great man, but his example will continue to inspire and motivate us.”

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