Professor CN Purandare, FIGO President, said:
'FIGO wishes to pass on its sincere condolences to UNFPA on the very sad passing of Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, its Executive Director.
'Dr Osotimehin was truly a great global health champion, and highly regarded for his work on sexual and reproductive health. He was indeed a steadfast friend to FIGO, having opened the 2012 FIGO World Congress in Rome. He will be greatly missed by colleagues and stakeholders internationally.'
Dr Osotimehin at the FIGO Congress in 2012.