“Even if the wrongdoing might seem small, might seem a small amount, every act of wrongdoing impairs the ability to save a life, to prevent an infection, to make someone happier and healthier. It will have a direct human impact.”

Mark Dybul, Executive Director 2013-2017

Mark Dybul

Executive Director 2013-2017

Mark Dybul has worked on HIV and public health for more than 25 years as a clinician, scientist, teacher and administrator. After graduating from Georgetown Medical School in Washington D.C., Dr. Dybul joined the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, where he conducted basic and clinical studies on HIV virology, immunology and treatment optimization, including the first randomized, controlled trial with combination antiretroviral therapy in Africa.

Dr. Dybul became a founding architect and driving force in the formation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, better known as PEPFAR. After serving as Chief Medical officer, Assistant, Deputy and Acting director, he was appointed as its leader in 2006, becoming U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, with the rank of Ambassador at the level of an Assistant Secretary of State. He served until early 2009. Before coming to the Global Fund, Dr. Dybul was co-director of the Global Health Law Program at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University.

“Speak out. Because if you don’t speak out, people will lose their lives.”

Mark Dybul, Executive Director 2013-2017

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