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Joep Lange
Born
Joseph Marie Albert Lange

(1954-09-25)25 September 1954
Nieuwenhagen, Netherlands
Died 17 July 2014(2014-07-17) (aged 59)
Cause of death Air crash
Nationality Dutch
Alma mater University of Amsterdam
Occupation Medical doctor, researcher

Joseph Marie Albert "Joep" Lange (25 September 1954 – 17 July 2014) was a Dutch medical doctor and researcher. He mainly worked in HIV therapy. He served as the President of the International AIDS Society (IAS) from 2002 to 2004. He was also the Founding Chairman of PharmAccess Foundation until his death in 2014. The IAS has 16,000 members from 196 countries.

Lange was born in Nieuwenhagen, Limburg. He studied at the University of Amsterdam in Amsterdam.

Death

Lange, his wife and other IAS members were on board the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 when it was shot down on 17 July 2014, killing all people on board. He was 59. The flight was meant to go from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but was shot down near Hrabove, Ukraine. He and his wife were among the 193 Dutch citizens killed. He and the IAS members were planning to go to Melbourne, Australia for the 20th International AIDS Conference, starting on 19 July.


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