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Martha Roper

Weybridge, California

1952 - 2016

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Dear Family and Friends,
my name is Rosina Mahoi writing from Freetown Sierra Leone. The death of Marty came to me as a shock. She was a friend and colleague as we both worked in Makeni (north of Sierra Leone) during the Ebola outbreak.
Marty and I were in touch both on phone and email in the early part of the year and she even sent me an email of her going for a new kind of treatment and that she might not be able to send me mails frequently.
Behold that was her last mail to...

Though I didn't know Dr. Roper during our time as classmates at Yale, I find myself, again, profoundly saddened by the loss of yet "another one of us" from that Class of '74. In reading of her death in this month's Yale Alumni Magazine, I was so incredibly impressed by the life she lived, the populations she chose to direct her considerable talents toward serving, and the hole that her absence will leave in her family, her friends and the patients she served so committedly. In an...

A great person and a a fantastic personality indeed. I first interacted with Marty when I was working for the MNT elimination validation program in the WHO SEAR Regional office in New Delhi and had the pleasure of meeting her in person later at Jakarta.

She was really inspiring and a great motivator. I was astonished at the speed of her responses to e mails and queries with the level of clarity and logic that defined her absolute commitment and dedication to the program.

I do not tell the doctor Marty Roper, when I met her was in 1998 in Iquitos Peru while investigating the factors related to malaria in Padrecocha Nanay River. She was the first doctor who was treating a young nurse as alike; when I met fell in love with my job and hers; I always loved his job as a professional because always found the wrong side of the situation and immediately put order to solve the problem and make everything good with people.
He was very meticulous, demanding and...

I do not tell the doctor Marty Roper, when I met her was in 1998 in Iquitos Peru while investigating the factors related to malaria in Padrecocha Nanay River. She was the first doctor who was treating a young nurse as alike; when I met fell in love with my job and hers; I always loved his job as a professional because always found the wrong side of the situation and immediately put order to solve the problem and make everything good with people.
He was very meticulous, demanding and...

Dra Martha Roper

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

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Martha Roper

June 10, 1952- June 28, 2016

Martha (Marty) Roper, M.D., beloved friend and family member, brilliant physician and epidemiologist known for tackling some of the world's most pressing health problems, died from lung cancer on June 28 surrounded by family and friends. She was 64....

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