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In memory of Dr. Ward Cates

March 21, 2016 – The Palladium team is deeply saddened to learn of the death of global health pioneer Ward Cates, Jr, MD, MPH and President Emeritus at FHI 360. He was a true giant in the fields of health and development who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of men, women, and children throughout the world.

Ward was a trailblazer in public health—leading and translating scientific research into action in the areas of reproductive health, modern contraceptive technology for family planning, sexually transmitted infections, and in HIV and AIDS. He was admired and widely respected for bringing people together to address these great global health challenges of our time. When faced with an obstacle in our field, his energy and positive nature allowed us to transcend the boundaries of our organizations and interests. He was a catalyst, collaborator, bridge builder, and a can-do positive spirit focused on the mission at hand.

We have lost one of the best scientific minds in international development.