Tributes from our members and Fellows to HM The Queen Elizabeth II

09 Sep 2022

We are incredibly saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, our Patron. We are collecting messages of condolences from our members and Fellows at Northumberland House, 303-306 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7JZ, and online. If you would like to leave an online message of condolence, please contact Eva [dot] McLean [at] RSTMH [dot] org.

My sincere condolences with the loss of HM Queen Elizabeth II"

Dr Pieter van Thiel, MD, PhD, Netherlands

This was indeed sad when we heard it. We send our sincere condolences to the RSTMH fraternity and the Royal Family."

Douglas Bulafu, Uganda 

From God we all came and to Him we will all return. HM, the Queen has exited this world to return to God but not without leaving her mark in the support for global health through RSTMH; it is a loss we cannot forget easily, we will miss her greatly. I pray that God will give the Royal family and indeed the Society, the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss."

Dr Quudus Yusuff, Nigeria

This is very shocking news for all the people of the world. Very sad news indeed. She is one of those human beings who is well respected across the globe for her sense of responsibility, service, humility and staying apolitical. She was the longest serving monarch who never stopped working. A great loss. May lord bless her soul to be in peace."

Professor Madhabananda Kar, India

With heavy heart and deepest sense of loss, I wish to condole with the family of HM, the RSTHM community and the entire people of The United Kingdom over the death of Her Majesty, The Queen, Elizabeth II. 

"Indeed September 8, 2022 is and will continue to remain a dark day in the history of the United Kingdom, Nigeria and other colonies of the UK, and the world over following the departure of such a great and ilustrious leader at a time the world needs her the most. 

"May God grant her family, friends, allies and all those who have shared in her kindness, love and her years of service to humanity the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss."

Dr Dangkat Kilson, Nigeria

With great sadness, I learned of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's death. This irreversible loss has broken the hearts of the entire world, including the RSTMH family.  

"My thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family!"

Dr Ramendra Pati Pandey, India

I am terribly shocked and saddened by the departure of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. I am not a British citizen but I learned to love and respect her during my PhD study at LSHTM in London. God has her in her glory."

Proffessor Alejandro Llanos Cuentas, MD, PhD, Peru

Yesterday the world came across this sad news in public media. As soon as I heard the news I started thinking about her contribution and support to our society. Not only a queen she was an excellent personality & kind human being. The entire United Kingdom will remember her in all coming events. My deep condolences to the Royal Family for the kind soul. May the supreme god keeps her soul rest in peace."

Dr. Samiran Paul, India

Heartfelt Condolences on death of Monarch. Sad Day. "

Dr Satish Ahuja, United Kingdom


My late father told me of Her Majesty first visit to Nigeria in 1956 with a lot of excitement, the historic visit was documented in a photo book he gave me and I kept till today. I myself witnessed her second visit to Nigeria in 2003 with excitement. Growing up as a scientist I know and appreciate the role Queen Elisabeth II played for human development and a better world. Those legacies remain indelible in our mind and spirit. "

"God bless and receive the Queen to life eternal."

Dr Clement Meseko, DVM PhD, Nigeria 

Please let me express my due condolences for the sad demise of Queen Elizabeth Her Majesty.
I would sincerely like to pray that Her soul rests in peace."

Dr Suvam Banerjee, India


It is with great unrest that I receive the shocking news of her honor, Queen. Am deeply sorry for this great loss. I pray God will grant the Royal family the fortitude to bear this loss. 

"Kindly accept my condolences."

Victor N. Enwemiwe, Nigeria

It is with great sadness and an immeasurable sense of loss that I wish to add my sincerest and deeply heartfelt condolences, and intense gratitude for a life of profound and selfless service, and send my support to the Royal Family. 

"Please add my condolences to the registry."

James Haselman, United States

It is with extreme painful that I hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. At this moment of deep meditation, I address to the entire RSTMH family of which I am a member and to the people of the United Kingdom, my very sincere and sad condolences and pray for her soul to rest in peace and to the mighty God to receive her into his kingdom. Courage...."

Dr Yacouba Poumachu, Ph.D, Cameroon

It is with great sadness today that my wife, Ann, and I learned of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. Among the sources of pride I felt upon joining was RSTMH was simply knowing Her Majesty’s role as our Society’s Patron. Today is a very sad day, and our hearts go out to the amazing British people."

Professor Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, DSc (hon), FASTMH, FAAP, United States

With great sadness we received yesterday the News of the Death of her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II. 

"We send our sincere condolences to the Royal Family.  

"May her Soul Rest In Peace. "

Dr Omar Hamarsheh, State of Palestine

I learnt the sad news last night about the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. It is indeed a great loss for the United Kingdom and particularly for the RSTMH. Her impact and support in science have been enormous to the members and fellows of the RSTMH through grants and scholarships that launched our scientific careers. For me, saving lives through scientific discoveries and innovations will be a great way to honor her.  

"My sincere condolences to the Royal family, the RSTMH team and Board of Trustees."

Sabine Milong, Cameroon

My sincere condolences go to the Royal family, the people of Great Britain and all the commonwealth nations. Rest well  Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, you will be dearly missed."

Fatima Amponsah Fordjour, Ghana

I was saddened to hear of HM Queen Elizabeth II's passing, and my thoughts are with her and her family. I wish Rest in Peace."

Dr Masho Tekle

We mourn the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

May her soul rest in perfect peace.

She would live forever in our minds. 

Please accept our condolences."

Dr Raymond Stoddart, United Kingdom

To my and my country the Democratic Republic of Congo, we offer our sincere condolences to the family of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and all the members of RSTMH."

Brigitte Laishe Nkanka, The Democratic Republic of the Congo

We mourn the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

May her soul rest in perfect peace.

She would live forever in our minds.

Please accept our condolences."

Professor Chinyere N. Ukaga , Nigeria

My sincere condoleance for the death of Queen Elizabeth. My team, Dr. Benjamin RiceI shared the pain of this hard moment with you and all British people."

Sylviane Miharisoa, Madagascar

Billions of world population that stood in obeisance for Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, today stand in utter grief to convey heartfelt condolences on the saddest demise of the Queen.

I hereby join the Members, Fellows, my companion Trustees on the Board and the Chief Executive of RSTMH to convey condolences on the demise of the Queen to the bereaved Members of The Royal Family of The United Kingdom."

Professor Pramod C. Samanataray, India

I am very sad with the news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

I did my MSc training in London and I am very grateful for the opportunity given to me."

Dr Pedro Legua, Peru

I am deeply saddened to hear about the death of Her Majesty The Queen. 

Her Royal Majesty has made great impacts in diverse disciplines, to humanity. 

Her Royal Majesty has been a source of inspiration to millions of people all over the globe.  

My heartfelt condolences to The Royal Family, The RSTMH Team, and The RSTMH Board of Trustee. 

May the soul of Her Royal Majesty rest in perfect peace."

Kwadwo Sarfo Marfo, Ghana

Very sad news indeed. She did live a full life and that is some consolation." 

Adjoa Banson, Ghana

... and Flights of Angels Sing Thee to Thy Rest." Hamlet, Shakespeare. 

Dr. Mirella Girardelli , Italy 

HM The Queen will forever be remembered for her support to human development in diverse ways. I’m particularly grateful for the opportunity accorded me, as an early career researcher towards the first part of my PhD research project in Pharmaceutical Chemistry on NTDs and NCDs. The small research grant from RSTMH has helped me identify potential plants for further identification and characterization of its chemical component. It has also provided incite into the relationship between traditional and orthodox medicine in a low-income country."

Dr Michael Lahai, Sierra Leone

It is so heart breaking to learn the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. I offer my deepest condolences and I will always Honour Her for devotion in RSTMH and global health support."

Naomi Mutuku, Kenya  


Thank you for the RSTMH warm note of tribute to the Queen. I would be delighted and honoured to digitally sign the Book of Condolences if this is possible."

Dr Anthony D. Harries, France 

Queen Elizabeth II fulfilled every demanded of that high position in the life of our nation. We could not have asked for more."

Dr Geoff and Sue Butcher, UK

With deep concertation from Kenya, I have heard about the passing on of  the legend 'The Queen Elizabeth' who has marked contemporary history. 

I wish to present to all of you who are there my heartfelt condolences as you mourn with the entire country the illustrious deceased. 

God bless UK." 

Dr. Joseph Mukala Nkongolo, Kenya

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, RSTMH's Patron. 
We send our deepest sympathies to the British people as well as to RSTMH council, members, fellows and supporters from around the world. 
Her Majesty was a member of every family on this world, and we are all saddened by this great loss."

Dr. Hesham M. Al-Mekhlafi, Saudi Arabia

It is with great regret that I received this sad news of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen of England and an active Supporting Member of RSTMH.
I hereby add to yours my pious thoughts for her while presenting my deep and sincere condolences to the royal family, to all the people of the United Kingdom as well as to the RSTMH team and its board of directors.
May the Lord of Glory Jesus Christ deign to grant His Majesty eternal rest in His abode."

Albert Kutekemeni-Kaputu, The Democratic Republic of the Congo

It is certainly very sad news. Her Majesty was a model for many of us. 
Please receive my deepest feelings of solidarity for the English and British people."

Dr Alicia Ponte-Sucre, Venezuela

I am sure her immense contributions to the lives of individuals and nations will not be forgotten for a long time. The world will really miss her wonderful and impactful contributions to humanity. As a member of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH), I know the society will also miss the great commitment of Her Majesty, our patron.

My heartfelt condolences go to the Royal Family of the United Kingdom. My thoughts are with them at this time."

Dr. Kolawole John Sodeinde, Nigeria

As a member of the RSTMH, kindly allow me to send my condolences to the family of the late Her Majesty The Queen's family through you, during this difficult moment.
We shall dearly miss her contributions in the RSTMH."

Gervase M’ibui, Kenya

I was deeply saddened to learn of Her Majesty The Queen’s death. Her passing left ripples throughout the world, a testament to the profound effect that she had all through her reign. May she rest in peace."

Rabab Hosseini, Kuwait

I send my heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to the Royal Family, the British people and the Commonwealth.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was well-respected, highly influential, very powerful with a great sense of humour and an even greater sense of humility. She was a role model par excellence.

May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace and may her memory be a blessing."

Professor Olaoluwa Pheabian Akinwale, Nigeria

I was pleased to be reminded that HM Elizabeth II had been a Patron of the Society throughout her long and devoted reign and to read the tributes to her from the Society."

Dr David Hansman, Australia

My sincerest condolences for the royal family and RSTMH members. 
HM will be remembered with her good exemplary work for this program. 
Wishing peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow."

Abebe M. Aga, Ethiopia

It is with sadness but gratitude to God for her long life that I write this tribute to Her Majesty the Queen. Growing up in Nigeria and seeing her on TV, I had always admired her from afar as she carried herself with such dignity, grace and strength worthy of emulation. I am grateful to be a member and grant beneficiary of the RSTMH which HM the Queen supported as Patron. I pray she rests in heavenly peace and may God console the Royal family and all who will miss her."

Dr Chinonyelum Linda Oforka, Nigeria

We lost HM Queen Elizabeth II, regarded as an incredible figure in the world. I have remembered the golden history as HM Queen visited Nepal in 1960 and 1986. My heartfelt condolences with the loss of HM Queen Elizabeth II" 

Kamal Ranabhat, MPH, FCR, Nepal

Heartfelt Condolences on the loss of HM Queen Elizabeth II"

Dr Said Jongo, Tanzania