Dr. Halfdan T. Mahler


Age: 93

Danish physician who headed the World Health Organization Tuberculosis Unit in Geneva, Switzerland and was its director-general from 1973 to 1988 when he began his career with the WHO with the National Tuberculosis Program in India, who later took over the Tuberculosis Unit in Geneva and eventually became deputy director-general.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: April 21, 1923

Died: December 14, 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark