Moses-Burton escapes tragedy

POSTED: 07/21/14 2:13 PM

St. Maarten – Suzette Moses-Burton, St. Maarten’s former HIV/Aids program manager and currently the executive director of the Global Network for People living with HIV, escaped tragedy on her way to the twentieth international Aids conference that begins tomorrow in Melbourne, Australia. She flew via Kuala Lumpur to Australia with Malaysian Airlines, just 24 hours before the next flight that was shot down in the air space above the Ukraine.

On board of that plane were among others the Dutch senator Willem Witteveen, Joep Lange and his partner Jacqueline van Tongeren. Lange was the director of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development and a former chairman if the International Aids Society.

Moses-Burton received many messages of comfort for the loss of her colleagues on her Facebook-page.

In 2008, the Today Newspaper named Moses-Burton Woman of the Year for her work as HIV/Aids program manager and for initiating the Red Campaign that raised awareness about HIV/Aids in St. Maarten.

 

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