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The MESA Alliance shares heartfelt condolences for the loss of Alan Magill

September 25, 2015 - 07:53 -- MESA Alliance

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the MESA Alliance, we wanted to share our heartfelt condolences for the loss of Alan Magill.

Alan held a deep-rooted belief that humankind should and could defeat malaria. He made an extraordinary commitment towards realising this goal.

Alan believed in team work and used the term the 'malaria eradication ecosystem' to illustrate the value of multiple different partners in pulling together to end malaria. This, together with his smartness, gentle good heartedness and humbleness made Alan a dear colleague for many of us.

We remember his thoughtful remarks at ASTMH last fall. Full of praise for others, Alan applauded the selfless commitment of local and global health workers in the effort against the Ebola outbreak and the long-standing commitment of the U.S. Naval Services and personnel in combatting infectious diseases like malaria. And, touchingly Alan gave special thanks to his family for their unyielding support.

Our thoughts are with his wife, daughters, family, colleagues and friends.

With warm regards from the MESA Alliance