The Stop TB Partnership is deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Prof. Don Enarson. He was an internationally known figure and one of Canada's foremost experts in tuberculosis (TB) control. His outstanding contribution to lung health and the fervent fight against TB is undisputable.
Prof. Enarson, who died last week, served as The Union's Director of Scientific Activities from 1991 to 2009. One of the most distinguished researchers and consultants in the field of lung health over the past several decades, Prof Enarson continued to serve as Adjunct Professor, the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta.
He was well-known for his big heart and many selfless acts and, as a result, was much loved by all those who knew him. He will be remembered, among many other things, for his research on the epidemiological basis of TB and the public health approach to TB prevention and care; advocacy for, and implementation of, the epidemiological approach to disease control; and the mentoring of a generation of lung health experts and leaders around the world.
Our thoughts go to his family and friends around the world with whom we share this profound loss.