The African Leaders Malaria Alliance mourns the untimely death of our dear brother, friend and global health leader, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). We applaud Dr. Osotimehin's contributions to the people of Nigeria as the Director-General of the Nigerian National Agency for the Control of AIDS, and before that, as Minister of Health. Later, he served the global community as head of UNFPA. In his long and distinguished career, he prided himself on being a committed public servant and a devoted advocate for women and children. Over many years, ALMA worked closely with Dr. Osotimehin on protecting women and children from malaria on the African continent. We send our prayers and condolences to Dr. Osotimehin’s family, country, friends and his UNFPA colleagues during difficult this time.