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Secretary Kerry Swears In Deborah Birx As U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on the April 25 formal swearing in of Deborah Birx as U.S. global AIDS coordinator by Secretary of State John Kerry (Aziz, 4/25). A transcript of remarks from the ceremony is available online from the State Department (4/25).

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. ……

Foreign Aid Programs Can Boost Public Perceptions Of Donor Countries

Washington Post: Doing well by doing good: foreign aid improves opinions of the U.S. Benjamin Goldsmith of the University of Sydney; Yusaku Horiuchi of Dartmouth College; and Terence Wood of Australia National University “…A fundamental question … is whether helping the poor in recipient countries and bringing benefits to donor…

Ambassador Birx Highlights Principles Of PEPFAR’s Public Health Approach

Ambassador Deborah Birx, who was confirmed as the new U.S. global AIDS coordinator last week, released a statement on the principles of PEPFAR’s public health approach. She notes, “We have delivered results by following sound science, focusing on impact, targeting efforts where the virus is most prevalent, and grounding our…

Continued Leadership On PEPFAR, Global Fund Critical To Achieving AIDS-Related Goals

“The world has made huge progress against HIV in the past decade, thanks in large part to American leadership. Last week, Congress continued that commitment by confirming Ambassador Deborah Birx as the head of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR),” Michael Deich, director of policy and government affairs…

Deborah Birx Sworn In As U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

Media sources report on the swearing in of Deborah Birx as the new U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. New York Times: New Global AIDS Chief for U.S. Assumes Post “Dr. Deborah Birx, a former chief for global AIDS for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was sworn in on Friday…

PEPFAR Helping Haiti Make Progress Toward AIDS-Free Generation

In a post on the State Department’s “DipNote” blog, Deputy U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Julia Martin discusses PEPFAR’s role in Haiti’s progress against HIV/AIDS. She writes, “This year, Haiti reached an historic milestone in its HIV/AIDS response by achieving universal access to treatment. This means that 80 percent of those…

Advocacy Groups Welcome Birx Confirmation To Head U.S. Government’s AIDS Efforts

“Advocates began lauding the long-awaited confirmation of Dr. Deborah Birx as the new global AIDS ambassador yesterday as soon as the Senate finished unanimously voting for the former head of the CDC’s Global AIDS Program to take over former Ambassador Eric Goosby’s position as the head of PEPFAR,” the Center…

Senate Confirms Deborah Birx As New U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

“The Senate [on Wednesday] confirmed the nomination of Dr. Deborah Birx, filling the post to lead the world’s largest health program with a career physician researcher who has headed two previous international AIDS programs. Dr. Deborah Birx comes to the post from CDC’s Global AIDS Program and previously led the…

Uncertainty Surrounds Timing Of Birx Confirmation To Head PEPFAR

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog discusses the status of the nomination of Deborah Birx to head PEPFAR as the next U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. “…Congress has until April 14, when spring break starts, to confirm Birx, who was named to fill the post in mid-January…” (Barton,…