Swiss Newspaper Interviews UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé
Le News: From bare-foot football to leading AIDS fight. Sidibé knows how to convince.
“This week [journalist] Renu Chahil-Graf interviewed Michel Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS, the U.N. agency combating HIV and AIDS. Michel knows about discrimination. The son of a mixed-race marriage in Mali in the 1950s, he is well qualified to fight the discrimination faced by those with HIV. He also knows how to persuade. Once, given only three minutes to convince the president of Zaire to vaccinate for polio, he succeeded…” (Chahil-Graf, 10/13).