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Deborah von Zinkernagel
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Deborah von Zinkernagel serves as the Acting Global AIDS Coordinator in the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, which leads implementation of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

She previously served as the Vice President for Policy and Senior Clinical Expert with the Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation. Her work has focused on program development for expansion of HIV/AIDS treatment capabilities and systems of care in Rwanda and South Africa, and supporting local models of care bridging rural and urban populations in China. Prior to joining Pangaea, Ms. von Zinkernagel was the Deputy Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1997-2001. She served as a Health Policy Analyst for the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources as a member of Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s staff 1990-1995, with legislative responsibilities for HIV/AIDS, maternal/child health, and safety net health programs. Ms. von Zinkernagel was a Kellogg Fellow from 1987 to 1989 in the Joint Program for Research Training in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

She holds masters degrees in Health Policy and Management, and Community Health, and a BSN from Cornell University.

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Addressing Violence Against Women and Children Is Critical to Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation and the Millennium Development Goals

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 5:53 PM

During this week's 58th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, the global community will come together to reflect on key achievements and challenges in advancing progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and girls. This provides an opportune moment to examine...

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Saving Mothers, Giving Life: New Year, New Results for Maternal Health

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 11:01 AM

It's no secret that maternal health and HIV are closely linked: In fact, mothers living with HIV are eight times more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than other pregnant women. And, in sub-Saharan Africa, the link is even clearer: A newly published study in the Lancet...

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The Power of Partnership: Extraordinary Progress, Lessons Learned and Great Hope for the Future in South Africa

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 7:34 AM

South Africa, with support from the United States through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), provides more than 2.4 million of its people with antiretroviral treatment (ART) - saving countless lives, keeping families together, and increasing South Africa's overall economic productivity.

Since 2004, PEPFAR has invested more...

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