Renowned Winnipeg scientist Frank Plummer dies in Kenya, where he led HIV breakthroughs

(CBC NEWS) World-renowned scientist Dr. Frank Plummer, 67 of Winnipeg has died in Kenya, where he was a keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the University of Nairobi’s collaborative centre for research and training in HIV/AIDS/STIs.

Plummer collapsed and was taken to hospital in Nairobi, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

No confirmed cause of death has yet been released.

Plummer was born and raised in Winnipeg, where he headed up Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory for several years.

He was also involved in an innovative research partnership between the University of Manitoba and the University of Nairobi, established before the world was very aware of HIV/AIDS. 

As a specialist in infectious diseases, Plummer’s work influenced international public health policies.. 

SOURCE: CBC NEWS MANITOBA

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