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Herbert Kaiser '49, H’04

Herbert Kaiser '49, H’04, an American diplomat who ultimately helped more than 10,000 South Africans of color become medical professionals, died March 30, 2018.

A Navy veteran and polyglot, Herbert witnessed the racially based disparity in quality of health care during a tour of duty in South Africa. A decade later, he and his wife, Joy Dana Sundgaard ’51, founded the nonprofit Medical Education for South African Blacks, which raised more than $27 million and earned the gratitude of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.

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