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Dybul to lead The Global Fund

Mark Dybul, a medical doctor and immunologist who helped create and then led the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for three years, will be heading up The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Geneva. 

Dybul’s appointment comes at a particularly rocky time for The Global Fund, a prolific fundraiser that has been grappling with both funding and management problems in recent years (see The Global Fund’s Uncertain FutureIAVI Report, Jan.-Feb. 2012).  Dybul replaces Michel Kazatchkine, who left the organization in early 2012, not long after The Global Fund’s board of directors appointed international banker Gabriel Jaramillo to the newly created position of general manager and put him in charge of day-to-day operations. 

Dybul was a staff clinician at the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases when he joined a task force that led to the creation of PEPFAR in 2003. Since 2009, he has co-directed the Global Health Law Program at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. —Regina McEnery