U.S. Senate Confirms Dr. John Nkengasong as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

Content From: U.S. Department of StatePublished: May 09, 20221 min read


Cross-posted from U.S. Department of State newsroom

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The U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. John Nkengasong [on May 5] to be the next U.S. Ambassador-at-Large, Coordinator of the United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally.

Following his swearing-in ceremony, Ambassador Nkengasong will lead, manage, and oversee the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. government’s multilateral engagements with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) through the U.S. State Department’s Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy.

In this role, Ambassador Nkengasong will continue to work across the U.S. government, together with partner governments, multilateral organizations, civil society, and other partners to accelerate progress on the global HIV/AIDS response, sustain epidemic impact, and contribute to broader global health diplomacy and security for the future.