Michel Sidibé Immediately Resigns Position As UNAIDS Executive Director To Fill Role As Mali Health Minister

Associated Press: Head of embattled UNAIDS to leave post immediately
“The United Nations’ AIDS agency said Wednesday its executive director is leaving the post immediately, following allegations he mishandled sexual assault claims at the agency that is tasked with helping end the HIV epidemic. UNAIDS said Michel Sidibé will become health minister in his native Mali ‘with immediate effect.’ He will be replaced by his Swedish deputy, Gunilla Carlsson, on a temporary basis…” (Keaten, 5/8).

Additional coverage of Sidibé’s resignation and appointment as Mali’s health minister is available from New York Times and Reuters.