Elizabeth Mataka

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Elizabeth Mataka attending the 2009 World Economic Forum on Africa

Elizabeth Mataka was the United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, as appointed on May 21, 2007 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, replacing Stephen Lewis. She served in this position till 13 July 2012. Mataka is a national of Botswana and a resident of Zambia. She served as the vice-chair of the board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.


  • Heartfield, Kate (12 June 2007). "A new voice for AIDS in Africa". Ottawa Citizen. p. A12. 

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