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April 2009
Vol. 19 No. 4
Global ID
Dr. Eric Goosby Appointed Global AIDS Coordinator

A member of the Center for Global Health Policy’s scientific advisory committee, Eric Goosby, MD, has been named to head the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator at a critical juncture in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Dr. Goosby has been at the forefront of HIV prevention and treatment—both domestically and internationally—since the epidemic first emerged in 1981 and will bring new energy and vision to the role.

But Dr. Goosby will need adequate resources to make good on President Obama’s campaign promise to dramatically expand AIDS treatment and prevention by spending an additional $1 billion per year. “Dr. Goosby is an exceptional candidate who should not be hamstrung by ill-considered and unnecessary budgetary decisions that short-change global AIDS,” writes Senior Communications Specialist Deirdre Shesgreen in Science Speaks, the Global Center’s blog.

Read more on Dr. Goosby and catch up on other recent HIV and TB news at Other recent postings include:

--An interview with Blessi Kumar, of Rahein, a health and development consultancy and technical support group, on the impact of TB on women. The Global Center’s David Bryden spoke with Kumar about that issue at the Stop TB Forum in Rio.

--New concerns about HIV and TB drug-shortages and treatment interruptions have emerged as the global economic downturn takes a deep toll in the developing world.
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