It is with deep regret that we announce that our beloved colleague and friend Dr. Nikmah Salamia Idris passed away on 4th August, Sunday in London, UK, at the age of 41 years.
Nikmah graduated in Indonesia as a pediatrician in 2009 and continued her career in pediatric cardiology. As from 2011 she joined our team as a PhD candidate, using her own ongoing research in Jakarta, Indonesia and the Whistler cohort in Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht. In 2015, she obtained her PhD at Utrecht University (co)promotores Prof Diederick E. Grobbee, Dr Cuno S.P.M. Uiterwaal). She then went to Melbourne, Australia for a fellowship in paediatric cardiology non-invasive imaging (Prof Michael Cheung). In 2017 she started working as a pulmonary hypertension fellow in Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK, where she was still working to date.
Within the HEALTH-I collaboration, Nikmah’s contribution was tremendously valuable in the establishment of the partnership, her advice on the activities reflecting her overall commitment and advocacy for research capacity building to improve health.
In gratitude, we wish strength to her husband Khaidar, her children Aisha and Arkan, and her family, friends, and colleagues.