February 28, 2014


The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) congratulates Marijke Wijnroks, member of IAVI’s Board of Directors, on her appointment as Chief of Staff at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Dr. Wijnroks has a long track record of leadership in the global fight against HIV/AIDS, and a strong commitment to prioritizing Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and other global health issues in national and global development and health agendas. As the Netherlands’ Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV/AIDS, she has been an invaluable source of advice and support for IAVI as we continue our mission to develop a safe and effective AIDS vaccine.

IAVI is pleased and proud to see Marijke appointed to this important role. The Global Fund has gained an energetic and experienced leader with a real passion for global health, gender issues and human rights, and a commitment to accelerating progress and innovation to combat AIDS, TB and malaria. We can think of no better person to help lead the organization as it seeks to strengthen its partnerships, improve human rights and ensure an enduring commitment to improving global health in the post-2015 development agenda. We look forward to continuing to work closely with her in the future.