Former Bush adviser is appointed to lead Global Fund

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 16 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7820
  1. Edward Davies
  1. 1New York

The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria has appointed Mark Dybul as its executive director.

Dybul, a medical doctor and former head of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), had already emerged as a frontrunner in a shortlist of four candidates and was formally appointed on 15 November.

In recent years the Global Fund has had its reputation damaged, notably by fraud, but it is hoped that the appointment will be a key step in its rehabilitation.1

Dybul rose to prominence for his role in helping to create and then lead PEPFAR. When it was set up in 2003 by the former president George W …

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