World Bank Names David Wilson as AIDS Program Chief

Dr. David Wilson is the new director of the World Bank’s Global HIV/AIDS Program.

The Zimbabwean has provided strategic technical advice on HIV/AIDS to governments of South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, India, China, Vietnam, Lebanon and Papua New Guinea. The well-published AIDS expert, who joined the World Bank in 2003, also has assisted various international agencies on HIV/AIDS issues and developed HIV prevention programs considered international best practices by the World Health Organization.

Wilson will lead the World Bank’s delegation to the 17th International AIDS Conference this July in Vienna.

As chief of the World Bank’s flagship program on HIV/AIDS, Wilson will be at the forefront of carrying out the bank’s global AIDS strategy, which focuses on four key areas: promoting effective HIV prevention strategies; integrating AIDS treatment into national public health systems; harnessing the bank’s expertise in social protection; and leading economic analysis to AIDS response.

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  • Chiden Balmes

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