Office of the UN Special Envoy for Tuberculosis

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Investigator: Eric Goosby, MD
Sponsor: Capital for Good USA

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Description

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Eric Goosby of the United States as the United Nations Special Envoy on Tuberculosis.

Dr. Goosby was formerly the Ambassador-at-Large and United States Global AIDS Coordinator appointed by President Barack Obama.  He led all United States Government international HIV/AIDS efforts from 2009 to 2013.

Dr. Goosby will work towards raising the profile of the fight against tuberculosis and promoting the adoption, financing and implementation of the World Health Organization’s global “End TB Strategy” after 2015 and its ambitious international targets for tuberculosis prevention, care and control, while pursuing the tuberculosis 2015 targets described in the Millennium Development Goals.