March 12, 2015

U.S. Ambassador Birx to lecture tomorrow

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large Deborah Birx, M.D., will discuss the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) at 11 a.m. Friday, March 13, in 202 Light Hall of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. 

Birx’s lecture, entitled “PEPFAR 3.0: Right Thing; Right Place; Right Time,” and her visit to Nashville are sponsored in part by the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH).

PEPFAR was signed into law in 2003 by President George W. Bush. Its achievements include marked reductions in HIV infections and AIDS-associated mortality, and improvements in life expectancy among people in PEPFAR-focus countries, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa.

Birx is coordinator of U.S. Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy. During her visit she will visit several Nashville providers of HIV/AIDS services.

For more information, contact Kristin Centers at VIGH at kristin.centers@vanderbilt.edu.