Tribute To Joep And Jacqueline

On Tuesday 14 October 2014, 850 family members, friends, colleagues, prominent scientists and dignitaries from all over the world gathered in Amsterdam to pay tribute to the lives of Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren. 
For an impression of the remembrance please view the video compilation.

On Wednesday 15 July 2015, Dutch current affairs program Nieuwsuur announced the Joep Lange Institute and Joep Lange Chair. Read more on

Remembering Joep and Jacqueline

The remembrance was held at the Amsterdam Medical Centre (AMC), where Joep and Jacqueline met and worked together for many years. The day was organized by the AMC, the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) and PharmAccess Foundation, which were both founded by Joep. A morning symposium titled Research in Action: From AIDS to Global Health to Impact highlighted Joep’s scientific legacy. During the remembrance in the afternoon, a range of speakers shared memories of Joep and Jacqueline. As was the case during their lives, the personal and the professional were closely intertwined throughout the day. 

Symposium Report Available Now

HRH Princess Mabel remembering Joep and Jacqueline during AmsterdamDiner 2015


HRH Princess Mabel, a long-time supporter of the AmsterdamDiner and the fight against HIV/AIDS, delivered an impressive speech in which she remembered her friends Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren.

To watch the speech, please click on the picture.



Contribute to Joep’s research


If you would like to contribute to a research project that was dear to Joep and Jacqueline it is possible to make a charitable donation through the following links.

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Memories of Joep and Jacqueline shared by international thought leaders

“Some years ago, in my work as UNSGSA, I had the pleasure of joining forces with Joep Lange on improving access to health insurance in Africa. I will never forget his inspired and well thought way of working, but most of all the passion and involvement with which he approached his mission and developed PharmAccess. I am deeply saddened by this loss.” Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for inclusive finance for development

”I’m devastated about the loss of the inspiring Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren. True pioneers with big hearts.” Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau, Chair of Girls Not Brides

”…In 2003, Joep Lange when we were just beginning at CHAI helped us scale up AIDS treatment and care in Tanzania and South Africa. He continued to help us in the years since. He and the five other colleagues we lost lived lives which are overpowering in their contribution to a shared future. Those who shot them down and who provided the means to do so represent the other side in our struggle to define the terms of our interdependence. The open hand against the clenched fist. Inclusive politics and economics versus division and dominance. Cooperation against control. Life against death.” Bill Clinton, Founder Clinton Foundation, 42nd President of the United States