State Department To Host Google+ Hangout On 10th Anniversary Of PEPFAR Featuring Ambassador Goosby

On June 20 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, the State Department will host a Google+ Hangout with Ambassador Eric Goosby, head of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy and the U.S. global AIDS coordinator, on HIV/AIDS and the 10th anniversary of PEPFAR, the State Department reports on its webpage. According to the agency, attendees will include Washington Post op-ed columnist Michael Gerson; Linda Gail Bekker, deputy director of the University of Cape Town’s Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine and chief operating officer of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation; Tatu Msangi, nursing officer in charge at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) and an HIV-positive woman; and Jen Kates, vice president and director of global health and HIV policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation. Those interested in attending are invited to “[s]ubmit questions now on Google+ and follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #AIDSFreeGen,” according to the event information, which notes the conversation can be seen live on Google+ and YouTube (6/19).