Elise Odiekila (d.December 6, 2012)

Dear All,

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of our dear colleague and friend Elise Odiekila, 29 years old. Elise had been hospitalized since last Saturday and was in good medical hands. Tragically, she died on the morning of 6th of December. Her family was by her side.

Elise started working with us as a field communications officer assistant in Kinshasa, DRC, in May 2012. She was a smart and talented young woman and she was highly valued and appreciated as a colleague. Recently, she attended the field comms training in Geneva and a few weeks ago, she went to Yaleko (Orientale province) to gather some testimonies and pictures of the measles intervention. Some of you might know her through her “press review” that she was sending everyday, always finding new words of introduction, as we liked to tease her…

Her kindness will be missed.

As you can imagine, the DRC mission is in shock and all our thoughts of courage and sympathy are with her family and friends.

Messages can be sent to her familly at msfocb-kinshasa@brussels.msf.org

Regards,
Barbara Rehbinder
Chargée de communication pour la RDC.

By: Göran Svedin