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Statement on the death of our President, the Duke of Richmond

Amref Health Africa UK was saddened to learn of the passing of our President, the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, who has died aged 87.

The Duke was a loyal and generous supporter of Amref Health Africa, and a passionate advocate of lasting health change in Africa.

The Duke's involvement with Amref dates back to 1957, when he met our founder Sir Michael Wood in Tanzania. He remained involved with the organisation in the decades that followed, and became President of Amref UK in 1995. More recently, he helped Amref to celebrate our 50th and 55th anniversaries with events held on his Goodwood estate.

"The Duke was one of Amref's longest-standing supporters and a steadfast champion of our work," says Amref UK's Chief Executive Officer, Frances Longley. "We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the Duke's family, and reiterate our thanks for everything he did to support us over the past sixty years. He will be greatly missed."