Statement on the appointment of Ambassador Deborah L. Birx as White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Statement from Chris Collins, President of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, on the appointment of Ambassador Deborah L. Birx as White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator:

“Ambassador Deborah L. Birx is an outstanding choice to serve as the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator. In her 30 years of experience working on HIV/AIDS, including in her current positions of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative For Global Health Diplomacy, she understands better than anyone that epidemics don’t exist in isolation. I know Ambassador Birx will bring her strategic, outcome oriented approach to tackling this critical public health issue in the United States.”

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ABOUT FRIENDS OF THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA: Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria advocates for U.S. support of the Global Fund, and the goal to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. For more information about Friends of the Global Fight, visit www.theglobalfight.org.

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Rachel Irwin

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