Woman at a radio station (Photo by Jeroen van Loon)

Our thoughts go out to the victims from flight MH17 and their relatives

On July 17 a flight MH17 from Malaysia Airlines departing from Amsterdam for Kuala Lumpur crashed in Ukraine. Rutgers is shocked and saddened by the disaster. Amongst the victims are a group of Dutch and international HIV experts, activists and colleagues from the field of sexual and reproductive health on their way to AIDS2014, the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.

They include colleagues from current partners as well as some of our former employees and colleagues. Their death is a tremendous loss to the HIV and SRHR community and to the world as a whole. We remember their contribution to the fight against HIV and AIDS. At this sad moment we extend our condolences to their friends, family and loved ones.