22 June 2009
Geneva – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria warmly congratulates Dr. Eric Goosby on his confirmation by the Senate as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. In his role, Dr. Goosby will oversee the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Government’s international strategy to combat HIV/AIDS. The Global Fund works closely with PEPFAR to fight HIV and AIDS globally and looks forward to a continued close collaboration with PEPFAR and with Dr Goosby in his new role.
“I congratulate Dr. Goosby on his confirmation as the US Global AIDS Coordinator,” said Dr Michel Kazatchkine, the Executive Director of the Global Fund. “Together, PEPFAR and the Global Fund support programs that have provided millions of people with access to AIDS treatment, and drive the fight to reduce the number of new infections worldwide. Our collaboration and coordination are crucial to the efficient use of money and making further progress in providing AIDS treatment and care to the millions still in need. Dr Goosby brings great experience and passion to his new role and I look forward to our work together.”
PEPFAR and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria enjoy a complementary and supportive relationship. In order to exploit synergies in PEPFAR’s 15 focus countries, the two organizations coordinate their activities to ensure that resources are used efficiently and effectively. To date, the two programs combined have placed more than 3.5 million people on ARV treatment and delivered prevention interventions to millions more.