Tribute to Professor David Morely


What a man, what a friend of Africa and the developing world!

Professor David Morley (CBE, MD, FRCP) the widely known and loved paediatrician, died on July 2nd aged 86. After working in Nigeria, where he promoted the Child Growth Chart, he was Lecturer and then Professor (and later Professor Emeritus) at the Institute of Child Health, London. There he taught and inspired child health professionals from all over the world, and travelled widely himself, particularly to sub-Saharan Africa. In 1965 he founded Teaching-aids At Low Cost (TALC) a charity that has supported the publication and distribution of low-cost books, CDs and other teaching aids to thousands of health care professionals. He has contributed to several health care information sources including the Southern Sudan Medical Journal.