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Remembering Joep and Jacqueline  

 Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren

On Tuesday 14 October, 850 family members, friends, colleagues, prominent scientists and dignitaries from all over the world gathered in Amsterdam to pay tribute to the lives of Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren.

The event, organized by PharmAccess, AIGHD and the Amsterdam Medical Centre (AMC), was held at the AMC, where Joep and Jacqueline met and worked for many years. A morning symposium titled Research in Action: From AIDS to Global Health to Impact highlighted their scientific legacy. During the remembrance in the afternoon, a range of speakers shared memories of Joep and Jacqueline. As was the case during their lives, the personal and the professional were closely intertwined throughout the day.

Read more about the remembrance on the following page. In their honor, we have collected the most poignant news articles in leading international publications and comments from international thought leaders on this page as well.

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The PharmAccess Group is dedicated to affordable access to quality health care in Africa, by stimulating investments through partnerships with the private sector and government institutions.  This group of non-profit organizations has a shared goal, working towards achieving inclusive health care for Africa. In doing so, we contribute to healthier populations and social and economic development.

Our integrated approach consists of complementary initiatives that aim to increase investments and resources, efficiency and effectiveness within the healthcare system. By combining standards for quality improvement, loans for healthcare providers, health plans and in-depth impact research we simultaneously stimulate the demand for and supply of healthcare services. The expertise within the PharmAccess Group includes health plans, healthcare quality, healthcare financing and healthcare infrastructure. Our work also includes consultancy and HIV/AIDS corporate programs as well as mobile health (mHealth) applications.


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