Statement on the Loss of Anita Datar


The Returned Peace Corps Community of Washington mourns the loss of Anita Ashok Datar in Bamako, Mali, where she was working to improve the region's reproductive health services. 

Anita served in Senegal from 1997 to 1999, specializing in health and agriculture. She went on to dedicate her life to international development and settled in Tacoma Park.
In addition to her colleagues at Palladium and friends at Tulalens, the public health organization she co-founded, she leaves behind a 7-year-old son, Rohan. Condolences have streamed in from all over the world, a testament to the many lives Anita touched. 
We are engaged in a community-wide response led by the NPCA to provide support to Anita's family in this time of difficulty. More details will come soon. On behalf of the RPCV/W Board of Directors, we hope you will take a few extra moments this week to seek out and savor the company of friends and family.  
All the best,
Chris Robinson
Jamaica, 07 - 09