On Wednesday the 4th of March 2020, we received the sad news of losing Prof Chipeta who passed away on Monday 2nd of March 2020.
It was a shock to me and my colleagues within the ASID Board as we did not know about his illness. James was very active till his last days supporting the Kenyan team with improving PID awareness. He was one of the first African doctors keen on PID development in Africa and was ASID President 2015-2017. He had his own vision on PID development in Africa and was one of the most active A-project trainers.
James is a huge loss, not only to his patients and local community but to the African PID community. May God rest his soul in peace and grant his family, patients and loved ones the patience and acceptance of his sad loss.
On behalf of ASID and ASID board, I would like to pay special tribute to him and send his family our deep condolences.
Dr Nahla Hashim Hassan Erwa
ASID President 2019-2021