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Global Fund Board Appoints New Executive Director, Votes to Transition to New Funding Model

November 16, 2012

Global Fund Board Appoints Former PEPFAR Head Mark Dybul as New Executive Director

The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Thursday named as its new Executive Director Ambassador Mark Dybul, who helped create and then lead PEPFAR under former President George W. Bush, Intellectual Property Watch reports (Hermann, 11/15). According to the New York Times, "[h]e is respected by many AIDS activists in the United States, though there is some lingering controversy about his time in the Bush administration related to abstinence policies and anti-prostitution pledges imposed by conservative lawmakers as well as concerning strict licensing requirements for generic drugs" (McNeil, 11/15). The

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Comment by: Douglas C. (NYC ) Thu., Nov. 22, 2012 at 12:39 pm EST
I'm always conflicted when I hear about another person in a suit trying to make a difference. There has to be cure. Period. Kids aren't using condoms. The fishbowls full of them look good, but they're not using them. Human nature dictates a powerful drive that supersedes knowing what's right. Positive people aren't using them, even with positive partners.
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