Statement from Dr Muhammad Pate, Director, Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF):
The GFF has lost a strong partner, Investors Group member and good friend with the sudden passing of Dr. Peter Salama of the World Health Organization (WHO). On behalf of all our colleagues in the GFF Partnership and Secretariat, I want to express our sincerest condolences to Dr. Salama’s family, friends, and colleagues at WHO
Pete was a tremendous leader in global health, and he will be sorely missed. United in our shared mission to strengthen primary health care and advance universal health coverage, in particular for the most vulnerable populations in low- and lower-middle income countries, we will continue to work to build on Dr. Salama’s expertise, professionalism, and compassion.