Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Welcomes Appointment of Ambassador Mark Dybul

November 15, 2012
For Immediate Release:          

Contact: Robert Yule, 202-448-8456; ryule@pedaids.org

Statement of Charles Lyons, President & CEO, The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

November 15, 2012, Washington, D.C. – “The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation welcomes the appointment of Ambassador Mark Dybul as Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

This appointment reflects Ambassador Dybul’s impeccable credentials and proven experience as the former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator of the highly successful President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). He led the early implementation of PEPFAR, which has been a game changer for helping to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV globally, and putting us on the path to an AIDS-free generation.

As one of the original PEPFAR implementing partners, EGPAF has enjoyed a longstanding collaboration with Ambassador Dybul, most recently through his service on EGPAF’s Board of Directors. We look forward to working closely with him in his new role as we continue to strive toward our ultimate goal of eliminating pediatric AIDS.”

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About the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF):
The Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS, reaching more than 14 million women with services to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies. It currently works at more than 5,600 sites and in 15 countries to implement prevention, care, and treatment services; to advance innovative research; and to execute global advocacy activities in order to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide. For more information, visit www.pedaids.org.