Jonathan Mann

 

 

Age: 51

 

Summary: AIDS activist and scientist who served as a former head of the World Health Organization's global AIDS program and became a key figure in highlighting the need for a global response to the crisis as the AIDS program became the largest single program in the history of WHO during his tenure, but who also was a central advocate of combining the synergistic forces of public health, ethics and human rights.

 

 

Cause of Death: Killed in Swissair Flight 111 airplane accident

 

Born: July 30, 1947

 

Died: September 2, 1998

 

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada