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Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD
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Ambassador Eric Goosby serves as the United States Global AIDS Coordinator, leading all U.S. Government international HIV/AIDS efforts. In this role, Ambassador Goosby oversees implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), as well as U.S. Government engagement with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He serves on the Operations Committee that leads the U.S. Global Health Initiative, along with the heads of the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PEPFAR is the cornerstone of the Global Health Initiative, which takes a comprehensive approach to strengthen health systems and improve health outcomes in the developing world.

Ambassador Goosby served as CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation from 2001 to June 2009. He also previously served as Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Ambassador Goosby has played a key role in the development and implementation of HIV/AIDS national treatment scale-up plans in South Africa, Rwanda, China, and Ukraine. He focuses his expertise on the scale-up of sustainable HIV/AIDS treatment capacity, including the delivery of HIV antiretroviral drugs, within existing healthcare systems. Ambassador Goosby has extensive international experience in the development of treatment guidelines for use of antiretroviral therapies, clinical mentoring and training of health professionals, and the design and implementation of local models of care for HIV/AIDS. He has worked closely with international partners on the development of successful HIV/AIDS treatment and treatment-based prevention strategies for high-risk populations.

Ambassador Goosby has over 25 years of experience with HIV/AIDS, ranging from his early years treating patients at San Francisco General Hospital when AIDS first emerged, to engagement at the highest level of policy leadership. As the first Director of the Ryan White Care Act at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Ambassador Goosby helped develop HIV/AIDS delivery systems in the United States.

During the Clinton Administration, he served as Deputy Director of the White House National AIDS Policy Office and Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Ambassador Goosby has longstanding working relationships with leading multilateral organizations, including UNAIDS, the Global Fund and the World Health Organization.

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Kenya Is Poised to End Maternal Deaths, Led by the First Lady

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 8:25 AM

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Ms. Margaret Kenytta the First Lady of Kenya Visits a Maternity Ward in Wajir County on 14 Oct 2014

Kenya is amongst the 10 most dangerous countries for pregnant women. Between 6000 and 8000 women die every year during childbirth;...

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A Decade of Saving Lives and Transformational Change in Rwanda

(1) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 1:25 PM

Last Friday, I was privileged to join six U.S. Senators in seeing the truly profound impact of U.S. global AIDS investments in Rwanda. We were also fortunate to be accompanied by Dr. Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), Dr. Agnes...

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Public-Private Partnerships Are Vital to Creating an AIDS-Free Generation

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 10:40 AM

By Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Rhonda Zygocki, Executive Vice President, Policy & Planning, Chevron Corporation

In June, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) celebrated its 10th anniversary. This historic milestone was highlighted by Secretary of State John Kerry announcing...

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The Global Plan: Working to Improve Women's Health

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 5:18 PM

On June 25th of this year, we launched a new report on the progress achieved to date through the Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive (Global Plan). Encouragingly, the report showed considerable progress on the...

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Two Extraordinary Days in South Africa

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 9:21 AM

On Sunday, I had the honor of joining President Barack Obama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and leaders of several local non-governmental organizations at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) Kethuphila Youth Center in Cape Town, South Africa. Together, we witnessed firsthand the incredible impact of the U.S....

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Through PEPFAR Support, One Million Babies Born HIV-free

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 4:56 PM

At the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), we measure our progress with metrics that account for every program, dollar, and service received. While these indicators help us become more efficient and effective in the work we do, their significance pales when compared with the most...

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Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: A Key Pillar of HIV Prevention

(33) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 1:03 PM

This is the 12th blog in a series of blogs from the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator in recognition of the 10th anniversary of PEPFAR. Previous blogs in the series can be found on the PEPFAR blog site


What if one procedure could significantly...

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PEPFAR: Ten Years of Saving Millions of Lives

(3) Comments | Posted May 27, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Ten years ago today, the United States Congress, in a remarkable display of compassion and bipartisanship, passed overwhelmingly legislation that established an historic and transforming global health program now known as PEPFAR -- the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

At the time that PEPFAR was conceived of and...

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Option B+: A Critical Tool Toward Creating an AIDS-free Generation

(5) Comments | Posted May 11, 2013 | 4:23 PM

On Mother's Day, we celebrate the many exceptional women in our lives and around the globe. Today, and every day, we are grateful for -- and indebted to -- the billions of mothers and other women who serve as the glue that keeps our families and communities together.

Unfortunately,...

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Renewing a Global Commitment: Zero Tolerance to Gender-Based Violence

(4) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 8:06 AM

By Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director

This week marks the opening of the 57th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and this Friday, March 8th, is International Women's Day. It is therefore a fitting moment for the...

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World AIDS Day 2012: PEPFAR's Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation

(2) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 2:25 PM

Success motivates action. All of us are much more willing to continue to invest in something that has produced results than in something that hasn't.

As we approach World AIDS Day, we now have a tremendous track record of success from U.S. investments in fighting global AIDS. A decade...

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AIDS 2012: Measuring Progress by Lives Saved

(2) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 5:04 PM

As the two people who worked as physicians in the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic before the miracle of antiretroviral drug (ARV) therapy, and who now have the honor of leading the domestic and global HIV/AIDS programs for the Obama administration, we look back in awe of the American...

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Protecting Mothers and Children From HIV: A Call to Action

(3) Comments | Posted June 11, 2012 | 12:00 PM

At this point in history, there is no reason why children should be born with HIV. Yet 390,000 infants around the globe were born with the virus in 2010.

Science has long established that providing mothers with antiretroviral drugs can prevent them from transmitting the virus to their children...

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Giving Mothers a Very Special Gift

(3) Comments | Posted May 12, 2012 | 8:05 PM

What is the greatest gift we can give a mother this Mother's Day? There are many answers, but one is to help her live and help her children live a healthy life.

As we celebrate Mother's Day and think about mothers around the world, the American people are working...

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An Inspiring Vision: Creating an AIDS-Free Generation

(1) Comments | Posted November 9, 2011 | 4:20 PM

Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at the National Institutes of Health about the remarkable progress that we have made in 30 years of fighting AIDS. (You can watch or read her remarks here.) The Secretary also highlighted the extraordinary opportunity we now have to move...

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Fighting AIDS: At the Tipping Point

(9) Comments | Posted September 14, 2011 | 11:18 AM

Thirty years since the first case of AIDS was diagnosed in the United States, the world finds itself at a tipping point in the fight against this deadly disease. For the first time, grounded in scientific evidence, our efforts can put us within reach of an AIDS-free generation.

Our nation...

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