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President Obama Nominates Dr. Deborah Birx to Serve as Global AIDS Coordinator

Posted: January 2014

The Office of Global Affairs of the Department of Health and Human Services welcomes President Obama’s nomination of Dr. Deborah Birx to become the next leader of PEPFAR, the US Government’s global AIDS program.  Dr. Birx, who currently serves as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control's Division of Global HIV/AIDS, is a renowned national and international expert in the field of HIV/AIDS.   She will bring to PEPFAR not only her proven leadership qualities and superior technical skills, but also her decades of international experience in the field implementing and enhancing HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs.

HHS’s Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, Dr. Nils Daulaire noted that, “While the Department of Health and Human Services will deeply miss Dr. Birx's daily presence leading CDC's outstanding team of HIV/AIDS professionals, we know that her skills and deep commitment to serving those living with and affected by HIV will serve to make her an outstanding leader of our nation's PEPFAR program.  We look forward to continuing to work closely with her in her new role, where I know she will bring the same dedication and passion that have made her such a wonderful colleague here at HHS.”