In Memoriam: Marcel van Soest

It is with great shock and sadness that we learned of the passing of Marcel van Soest. Marcel was a friend to many in MSF and will be sorely missed.

Marcel joined MSF in 1992 and in the following decade became well known in the MSF movement for his commitment, his drive and passion, and his infectious sense of humour. After many years in the field, Marcel distinguished himself as a member of the Emergency Team, and as an Operational Director in the Amsterdam office. Marcel was also an early supporter of the Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines and antiretroviral treatment programmes within MSF.

Marcel passed away on 21 September 2011. We at MSF join the World Aids Campaign and Marcel’s partner, family and friends in mourning a dear friend and an exceptional human being.