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Durban doctor dies

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Mark Colvin, a medical doctor and epidemiologist based in Durban, died on Tuesday at his Bluff residence after suffering a heart attack.

Colvin had 22 years’ experience in public health research in Southern Africa and was the CEO of Maromi Health Research.

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MRC researcher Dr. Mark Colvin speaking at International Converntion Centre in Durban. Picture: S'bu Mfeka

He was also very vocal on the approach taken by local government on HIV/Aids.

Despite the high HIV rate, there was “no co-ordinated city level response to HIV/Aids”, Colvin said last year.

His sister, Louise Colvin, said the family was “devastated”.

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