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The International AIDS Society (IAS) welcomes the appointment of Mark R. Dybul as the Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Friday, 16 November 2012 (Geneva, Switzerland) - The IAS welcomes Mark R. Dybul as the new Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

"This is a pivotal appointment at a crucial time in the HIV epidemic," said Bertrand Audoin, Executive Director of the IAS. 'The Global Fund board made a wise choice in appointing Dr. Dybul as the new Executive Director. With his impressive background in the HIV field and his distinguished leadership as head of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), we believe his new appointment will further strengthen the activities of the Global Fund and its impact as one of the most important actors in the response to HIV. We at the IAS are looking forward to collaborating with him and the Global Fund, as it is only by working together that we will be strong enough to overcome the HIV epidemic."

A medical doctor with a specialty in immunology, Dr. Dybul is former United States Global AIDS Coordinator and previously was a member of the Planning Task Force which led to the establishment of PEPFAR. He is currently co-director of the Global Health Law Program at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, where he is also a Distinguished Scholar.

Dr. Dybul has been a strong supporter of the International AIDS Conferences and many of the activities of the IAS. He was a key speaker and chaired a number of sessions at the just ended International AIDS Conference held in DC in July.

About the IAS:
The International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's leading independent association of HIV professionals, with over 16,000 members from more than 196 countries working at all levels of the global response to AIDS. The IAS members include researchers from all disciplines, clinicians, public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic, as well as policy and programme planners.

The IAS is lead organizer of the IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 30 June – 3 July 2013 and custodian of the biennial International AIDS Conference, which will be held in Melbourne, Australia, 20-25 July 2014. www.iasociety.org | www.ias2013.org | www.aids2014.org

For more information:

Siân Bowen (Geneva, Switzerland)
Senior Manager, Communications
Email: Sian.Bowen@iasociety.org
Tel: +41 22 710 0864
US Mob (July 16-28): +1 202 997 6935

Francesca Da Ros (Geneva, Switzerland)
Communications and Media Officer
Email: Francesca.Daros@iasociety.org
Tel: +41 22 710 0822
Mob: +41 796 109679
US Mob (July 16-28): +1 202 997 6917


Source: International AIDS Society


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