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The U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator is appointed by President Bush and confirmed by the Senate to coordinate and oversee the U.S. global response to HIV/AIDS. Ambassador Mark R. Dybul is the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. Reporting directly to the Secretary of State, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator will:

  • lead the U.S. Government's international HIV/AIDS efforts;
  • ensure program and policy coordination among the relevant USG agencies and departments and nongovernmental organizations, avoiding duplication of effort;
  • pursue coordination with other countries and international organizations;
  • resolve policy, program, and funding disputes among the relevant USG agencies and departments;
  • directly approve all activities of the United States relating to combating HIV/AIDS in 15 focus countries; and
  • promote program accountability and monitor progress toward meeting the Emergency Plan's goals.
The U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator is particularly aware of the need for the Emergency Plan's programs to be accountable to both the President of the United States and the Congress. Accordingly, the Global AIDS Coordinator is committed to regular communication and consultation about the Emergency Plan's progress and achievements.

-- 10/16/07    Organizational Chart (PDF)

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