Glenn Thomas of World Health Organization media, AIDS activists aboard MH17

Glenn Thomas of World Health Organisation media and about 100 AIDS activists were aboard Malaysia Flight MH17 that was shot down near the Russia/Ukraine border. Some of the names of those who perished in Malaysia Flight MH17 are finally being released. None of the Americans who were killed have had their names released.

Glenn Thomas of World Health Organisation media, AIDS activists aboard MH17
Glenn Thomas of World Health Organization media, AIDS activists aboard MH17

MORE than 100 AIDS activists, researchers and health workers bound for a major conference in Melbourne were on the Malaysia Airlines flight downed in the Ukraine.

It is believed that delegates to the 20th International AIDS Conference, due to begin on Sunday, will be informed today that 108 of their colleagues and family members died on MH17.

Among those thought to have been killed was prominent Dutch researcher Joep Lange, a former president of the International Aids Society.

Glenn Thomas, a World Health Organisation media relations coordinator, also died in the crash, according to Dr Haileyesus Getahun, coordinator of the WHO’s Global TB program.

Delegates Lucie van Mens, Martine de Schutter, Pim de Kuijer and Jacqueline van Tongeren were also reportedly on the flight

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