GAVI congratulates Dr Mark Dybul on his appointment to lead the Global Fund

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Statement by GAVI CEO, Seth Berkley MD, following the appointment of Dr Mark Dybul as the new Executive Director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Dr Mark Dybul

Dr Mark Dybul GFATM2012

"I am delighted to congratulate Mark on his appointment as Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. As a recognised leader in the fight against AIDS, Mark understands the challenges facing the global health community today. I am confident that he will bring new strategies and new energy to the Global Fund."

"Given my background at IAVI I have a personal interest in the development of an AIDS vaccine but of course new vaccines will potentially have an important role to play in tackling tuberculosis and malaria. I will work closely with Mark to ensure that when vaccines against these diseases are available people will have access to them no matter where they live."

"I look forward to working with Mark and his team as we continue our shared mission of improving the health of millions of people across the world."

4 million

GAVI's support for vaccines through to 2015 will contribute to averting close to an additional four million future deaths.

WHO Department of Immunisation, Vaccines and Biologicals’ estimates and projections, as of October 2012

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