IVI and our team members based in Korea and Malawi mourn the passing of a true advocate for global health, Dr. Bagrey Ngwira. We extend our sincerest condolences to Bagrey’s family, friends, students, and other colleagues who were fortunate to know him and work alongside him.
As the Principal Investigator of IVI’s cholera surveillance study in Malawi since 2016, we knew Bagrey as an energetic leader and a sharp, thoughtful, and warm-hearted researcher who dedicated his life’s work to improving public health. His compassion for others shone through in his research priorities—which has included the prevention and control of cholera, HPV, Group B Strep, and more—and his relationships with everyone around him. We will miss him and continue our work to end cholera and other infectious diseases in his honor.