Words fail us as we contemplate your loss and the impact of your life on healthcare in Ghana and around the world. All of us who experienced the blessing of interacting with you, will carry the image of consideration, friendship, joyful service, integrity and humility with us throughout our lives. It is said that the mark of a man is the image and the thoughts and feelings that those who know him have at his recollection. We are convinced that the primary thoughts and feelings that we who have known you will have at recollecting you, once these days of deep grief have passed, will be thoughts of gratitude and joy, the remembrance of your smile, and of your many kindnesses. It was truly an honor and pleasure to work with you on a number of different projects including initiating and sustaining the Advances in Medicine Continuing Medical Education conferences in partnership with Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, supporting the Fiesta in Medicine Program in collaboration with the Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation of North America, and developing the Postgraduate Training Program in Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. At Adum Clinic in Kumasi you also took joy in seeing patients after a busy day fulfilling your academic and professional obligations. In your collaboration with our late father Dr. Lewis Roberts at Adum Clinic, as with many of your other activities such as serving on the MTN Foundation Board, you demonstrated a selfless spirit of service to the community in a different dimension. Your life and your life‘s work have been an inspiration to generations of young physicians and scientists in Ghana and you will be greatly missed. We take consolation only in the recognition that your life‘s work is done, you have gone to farther shores, and have been called to the side of your Master to enjoy the fruit of your labor. May you Rest in Peace, Professor Jacob Plange-Rhule, and may the joy of the Lord provide comfort and strength to your wife Gyikua, children, family and all of us your colleagues and friends who are left behind. Rest well, brother, rest well!
From Lewis Roberts, siblings, and the entire Africa Partners Medical family.