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Cameroonian virologist, Dr. John Nkengasong was sworn in as U.S. Coordinator against HIV/AIDS

Updated: Jun 24, 2022

On Tuesday, the Cameroonian was sworn in after being confirmed last May by the U.S. Senate.

"It was humbling to be sworn in today as the U.S. Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator's Ambassador-at-Large. @PEPFAR has been a game-changer in the fight against HIV/AIDS. With the power of partnerships, we can end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030," said Dr. John N. Nkengasong.

To recall, John N. Nkengasong, previously director of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a specialized technical institution of the African Union, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia became the first person of African origin to hold this position.

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