April 2, 2014

 

Dedicated Physician-Scientist, Champion of the Global Fight against HIV / AIDS
 
NEW YORK – IAVI, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, congratulates Deborah Birx, M.D., on her confirmation today as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and head of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
 
“Ambassador Birx is a longtime champion of expanded access to healthcare, increased country ownership, and an innovative and comprehensive response to HIV / AIDS that includes a vaccine,” said IAVI President and CEO Margie McGlynn. “The keen dedication that led her to launch RV144, the clinical trial that proved a vaccine could protect against AIDS, will ensure another accomplished chapter in the PEPFAR legacy. We look forward to working together toward a world without AIDS.”

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