On June 25, Brookings hosted Ambassador Eric Goosby, M.D., United States Global AIDS Coordinator, for a discussion of key themes at the XIX International AIDS Conference, which took place July 22-27, 2012 in Washington, DC.
Ambassador Goosby discussed lessons from the first decade of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), focusing on successes that can inform future efforts on AIDS and global health. In his role as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Goosby oversees implementation of PEPFAR, as well as U.S. government engagement with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Ambassador Goosby has more than 25 years of experience with HIV/AIDS, ranging from his early years treating patients at San Francisco General Hospital when AIDS first emerged, to engagement at the highest level of policy leadership. From 2001 to 2009, he served as CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation. He also previously served as professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. During the Clinton Administration, he served as Deputy Director of the White House National AIDS Policy Office and Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As the first director of the Ryan White Care Act at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Ambassador Goosby helped develop HIV/AIDS delivery systems in the United States.
Brookings Fellow Noam Unger provided introductory remarks and moderated the discussion. After the program, Ambassador Goosby took audience questions.
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