United States Global AIDS Coordinator

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United States
Global AIDS Coordinator
U.S. Department of State official seal.svg
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John N. Nkengasong, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator.jpg
Incumbent
John Nkengasong

since June 13, 2022
United States Department of State
President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
Reports toSecretary of State
NominatorPresident of the United States
Inaugural holderRandall Tobias
Formation2003
WebsiteU.S. PEPFAR

The Global AIDS Coordinator at the United States Department of State is the official responsible for overseeing U.S.-sponsored humanitarian aid programs to combat the AIDS epidemic around the world. The Global AIDS Coordinator has the rank of Ambassador-at-Large and Assistant Secretary.[1][2]

Mission[edit]

The mission of the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (OGAC) is to lead the implementation of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest commitment ever by any nation for an international health initiative dedicated to a single disease.[3] Initiated in 2003, PEPFAR has been reauthorized three times. What began as an emergency response has since developed into one of the largest international health initiatives. PEPFAR has supported countries in the development of national health and information systems to support the fight of HIV/AIDS and other diseases, and is collaborating with countries around the world to work towards epidemic control. PEPFAR aid has directly contributed to preventing over 20 million excess deaths in 50 countries around the world, as of June 2021.[4]

OGAC is also one of the few offices at the State Department that reports directly to the Secretary of State, instead of going through a Deputy Secretary of State.[citation needed]

List of Global AIDS Coordinators[edit]

No. Image Name Term
1 Tobias randall l.jpg Randall Tobias October 6, 2003 – March 2006[5][6]
Mark R. Dybul.jpg Mark Dybul March to August 2006 (Acting)[7][8]
2 August 2006 – January 2009[9][10]
3 Eric Goosby - 2017 (cropped).jpg Eric Goosby June 23, 2009 – November 2013[11]
4 Deborah L. Birx official photo.jpg Deborah Birx April 4, 2014 – January 20, 2021[12]
Dr. Angeli Achrekar portrait.jpg Angeli Achrekar (Acting) January 20, 2021 – June 13, 2022[13]
5 John N. Nkengasong, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator.jpg John Nkengasong June 13, 2022 – present

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Assistant Secretaries and Equivalent Rank". January 20, 2009. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  2. ^ "Department Organization Chart". March 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "PEPFAR: Accelerating Progress Toward HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control". www.pepfar.gov. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  4. ^ "Acrobat Accessibility Report" (PDF).
  5. ^ An Interview with Randall L. Tobias—Spearheading the U.S. Response to Global AIDS
  6. ^ Remarks at the Swearing-in Ceremony of the Honorable Mark Dybul as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
  7. ^ Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, United States Global AIDS Coordinator
  8. ^ Q and A with Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, MD
  9. ^ Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, United States Global AIDS Coordinator
  10. ^ Q and A with Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, MD
  11. ^ Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
  12. ^ Dr. Deborah Birx Sworn-In as New U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
  13. ^ Dr. Angeli Achrekar, ACTING COORDINATOR

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