The Stop TB Partnership lost a dear friend, colleague, and devoted TB professional.
With immense sadness, the Stop TB Partnership (STBP) announces the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Charles Mwicigi Njuguna. Charles passed away following a fatal road accident in Kenya on Saturday, 21 August 2021. Charles was 45 years old.
Charles was a pharmacist and had more than 14 years of experience working in TB and HIV/AIDS. He was a loved and much-valued member of the Stop TB Partnership Team for many years. He first served as a Global Drug Facility (GDF) consultant and recently as a GDF Regional Technical Advisor. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Charles supported Anglophone African countries by monitoring TB medicine stocks and conducting demand forecasting – with the aim to ensure all people had TB medicines when they needed them. In addition, he led the GDF work to validate all such information collected by numerous GDF staff across more than 45 countries.
Charles was an exceptional professional, committed to the STBP mission of increasing access to TB services for all. He was a unique human being, a true friend, and a big inspiration to everyone who worked and interacted with him.
Charles leaves behind a wife and four children.
We will miss Charles dearly. To honor his life, career, and passion, STBP will host an on-line memorial service in October 2021 to allow Charles’ colleagues from around the world to gather and celebrate his vast achievements in promoting equitable access to health services. Details will be forthcoming and posted on the STBP website.