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Former IUNS Secretary General Professor Osman Galal dies aged 85

The IUNS has received the sad news that Professor Osman Galal of UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has passed away. Professor Galal was the Secretary General of IUNS from 2005 – 2009.

Before being appointed to the faculty of the Department of Community Health Sciences in 1991, Professor Galal worked in a children’s hospital in Cairo, Egypt. From 1982 to 1987, Professor Galal served as director of the National Nutrition Institute of the Ministry of Health in Egypt, an institution focused on nutrition research.

The IUNS Council express their deepest condolences to Professor Galal’s family for their loss.