[Perspectives] Deborah L Birx: on a mission to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic
Ambassador Deborah Birx is the US Global AIDS Coordinator and in charge of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the US Government’s engagement with the Global Fund. She is also the US Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy and aligns the government’s diplomacy with foreign assistance programmes on global health issues. Speaking to her on the day after the US elections, she was upbeat about PEPFAR’s future. “We are very lucky to have an incredible programme that has bipartisan support now and from the beginning.