Dora Akunyili

 

 

 

Age: 59

 

Summary: Nigerian federal minister of information and communications in Nigeria from 2008 to 2010 following her appointment as the Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria in April 2001 (she was established as a top priority to the eradication of counterfeit drugs and food safety) who had gained international recognition and won hundreds of awards for her work in pharmacology, public health and human rights during her tenure as a pharmacist and government administrator.

 

 

Cause of Death: Ovarian cancer

 

Born: July 14, 1954

 

Died: June 7, 2014

 

Location: Mumbai, India