Tribute to RSTMH Patron Her Majesty The Queen

08 Sep 2022

We at the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene are incredibly saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty The Queen this evening. 

We know that our members, Fellows and wider community will join us in sending our thoughts and best wishes to the Royal Family. 

HM Queen Elizabeth II has been Patron of RSTMH throughout her reign, with RSTMH having received a "Royal" designation from King George V in 1920.

“HM The Queen has been the Patron of RSTMH for many years and we have always appreciated her support. We are extremely sad that her long and illustrious reign has come to an end and our thoughts are with her family. On the three occasions I had the pleasure to meet her, her warmth, good humour commitment to public service were apparent. We and the nation will greatly miss her.”

Professor Janet Hemingway CBE, RSTMH President

“It is an extremeley sad day for RSTMH and the global health community. We are so very grateful to HM The Queen for her support as a Patron of RSTMH over the decades, during which have seen such great changes and progress. Her death will be felt around the world.”

Tamar Ghosh, RSTMH Chief Executive

Read tributes from RSTMH members and Fellows here.