New Global AIDS Coordinator Can Deliver On Vision Of AIDS-Free Generation
GlobalPost: New U.S. global AIDS coordinator has a roadmap to eliminating the disease
Latanya Mapp Frett, vice president-global at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America
“… Early this year, the Obama administration nominated Deborah Birx as the next U.S. global AIDS coordinator and first woman to assume the role. … In this position, Birx will oversee the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest commitment a nation has ever made to combat a single disease. … With the possibility of an AIDS-free generation within our reach, this is an exciting time to be working on global HIV/AIDS and welcoming a new leader in this effort. Getting there will require programs that reach key populations… It will also require a comprehensive approach to prevention and treatment, smart policy choices, and scaled-up resources both for HIV/AIDS and global health overall. We hope that the new U.S. global AIDS coordinator does everything in her power to deliver on that vision” (4/16).