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