US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Kerry Supports Appointment of Mark Dybul as Executive Director of Global Fund to Fight AIDS

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement today welcoming the appointment of Ambassador Mark Dybul, former United States Global AIDS Coordinator, as Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

“The Global Fund’s appointment of Ambassador Mark Dybul as its new Executive Director is terrific news, for the Global Fund and the incredibly important work that it does.  Dr. Dybul helped create the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and he was instrumental in working with Congress to see it through the reauthorization process in 2008.  As Global AIDS Coordinator, Mark Dybul exemplified bipartisanship and commitment to maximizing efficiency and effectiveness in combatting HIV/AIDS. Those same skills will serve him – and the world – well as he takes on the challenge of overseeing the Global Fund’s reforms.  I look forward to continuing to work with him on our combined bilateral and multilateral efforts to create an AIDS free generation and to bring all our twenty-first century tools to bear in combatting malaria and TB.”

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