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The 2009 Adel Mahmoud Lecture in Global Health: "The Transformational Nature of the AIDS Response" - Peter Piot, MD, PhD

A distinguished academic and accomplished leader in the global effort to fight HIV/AIDS, Piot served from 1995 to 2008 as the founding executive director of UNAIDS. He built a broad international coalition against the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, including both governments and civil society groups. Thanks to his advocacy, global investments to fight HIV/AIDS grew from $250 million in 1996 to $10 billion in 2007.
Piot holds a medical degree from the University of Ghent in Belgium. In 1976, while in Zaire pursuing his Ph.D. in microbiology, he co-discovered the Ebola virus. Piot has held several academic positions and pioneered a series of collaborative programs in sub-Saharan Africa, including the first international program on HIV in Africa. He is currently a Senior Fellow in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program.

Location: Dodds Auditorium

Date/Time: 03/30/09 at 4:30 pm - 03/30/09 at 06:00 am

The lecture series, launched in 2008, brings a leading researcher and/or practitioner in global health policy to Princeton annually. The series is funded by a grant from the Merck Company Foundation.

Category: Health Challenge