Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Congratulates Ambassador Mark Dybul

Posted by On November 15, 2012
Pink Ribbon, Red Ribbon (PRRR) is pleased to announce that PRRR Steering Committee Chair Ambassador Mark R. Dybul has been appointed to the position of Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. A public-private partnership, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon was launched in September of 2011 to build on existing healthcare platforms to cost-effectively by adding cervical cancer prevention, screenings, and treatment, as well as breast cancer education, with the goal of making it as easy as possible for women in the developing world to access multiple health services in one clinic visit. PRRR founding members include the George W. Bush Institute, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), UNAIDS, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Doyin Oluwole, Founding Executive Director of PRRR, said, “Our sincere congratulations go to Mark! This is good for him and for global health.” Ambassador Dybul, who is the Inaugural Fellow in Global Health at the George W. Bush Institute, is also co-director of the Global Health Law Program at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. A physician, he led research on infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health before serving as the United States’ Global AIDS Ambassador from 2006 to 2009. As the chair of the PRRR Steering Committee, he has provided vision to the initiative and helped guide PRRR partnerships and programs in sub-Saharan Africa, including in Zambia and Botswana. At the Global Fund Ambassador Dybul will oversee the organization’s support for global efforts to address HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria within the hardest hit countries. This post was written by Katherine Bliss, Program Director of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon.