The HPA Executive Council has learnt of the unexpected death of Professor Roy Jobson. Professor Jobson was Head of the Division of Pharmacology of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Rhodes University, Chairperson of the Rhodes University Ethical Standards Committee, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University amongst other eminent positions that he held. He was a former member of the Medicines Control Council (MCC), former Chairperson of the MCC’s Pharmacovigilance Committee and a former member of the MCC’s Clinical Trials Committee and it was in these areas that the HPA engaged with him.
The HPA and its members wish to express their condolences to his wife, family and colleagues. His family have stated that Professor Jobson died on Saturday January 26th 2019 at his home. He had difficulty breathing following pneumonia.