16 August 2019 | Statements

Unitaid welcomes the appointment of Winnie Byanyima to lead UNAIDS

Geneva – Unitaid warmly welcomes the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as the new executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

“I would like to congratulate Winnie Byanyima for taking on the leadership of UNAIDS at such a critical juncture in the fight against HIV,” said Unitaid’s Executive Director Lelio Marmora. “Ms Byanyima brings the much-needed wealth of experience and strong commitment to the fight and I look forward to our collaboration in accelerating the end of HIV and co-infections.”

UNAIDS has always been a key partner to Unitaid since inception in expanding access to innovative HIV treatment and care, accelerating progress towards an HIV-free world. With Winnie Byanyima now on board and her 30 years of experience in political leadership, diplomacy and humanitarian engagement, we will continue joining efforts to collectively reach the global targets.

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