Tribute to Cristi Gadue, Amy Niebling, and Carmen Urdaneta

CAMBRIDGE, MA (FEBRUARY 10, 2005) — MSH is deeply saddened that three of its employees—Cristin (Cristi) Gadue, Amy Lynn Niebling, and Carmen Urdaneta—lost their lives in a plane crash outside of Kabul, Afghanistan, on February 3, 2005. The entire MSH world wide family is deeply pained by this loss. Amy, Carmen, and Cristi all stood out as professionals who worked with great energy and dedication to help communicate the health and development issues of the less fortunate. Their passion remains as an inspiration to all of us. As a tribute to these remarkable young women, MSH has established a memorial fund. Although details are still being finalized in consultation with the three families, the memorial fund will be used to further the work to which Amy, Carmen, and Cristi dedicated their lives.

Tax-deductible contributions to the fund may be made online or directed to: “Management Sciences for Health, Gadue-Niebling-Urdaneta Memorial Fund”

Mailing Address: 784 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA 02139-4613 USA

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