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    COMDIS-HSD marks the passing of Byran Haddon, Founder of Health Partners International

    It is with much sadness that we mourn the death of our dear friend and colleague Bryan Haddon, Founder and Chair of Health Partners International.

    Bryan was an active member of our Consortium Advisory Group (CAG) for over 7 years, and brought a huge depth of experience and richness to the table during our annual meetings when our CAG was advising us about strategy and new directions of work. During this time, he also worked closely with the COMDIS-HSD management team at the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development (University of Leeds) giving support, direction and insight in his gentle and encouraging manner. He made an enormous contribution to our consortium by bringing ideas, new connections, humour and stories of work and life in Nigeria; we all so looked forward to spending time with him each year at our annual meetings. He was a great champion of many causes and we will miss him greatly.

    “Bryan was a wonderful man and we will greatly miss him – it was a pleasure and a privilege to have known him and worked with him,” said Anthony Harries (CAG chair), sentiments echoed by our external CAG members Abdul Ghaffar and Knut Lonnroth, the COMDIS-HSD team and DFID health advisors.

    We extend our condolences to Bryan’s family, friends and colleagues.