On March 15th, the Senate held a nomination hearing for Dr. John Nkengasong, currently head of the African CDC. If confirmed, Dr. Nkengasong will be the first person of African origin to lead PEPFAR.
"We’ve seen how COVID-19 has impacted efforts to fight HIV, but we’ve also seen how HIV platforms scale up COVID-19 efforts. We know there will be future pandemics. If we use the PEPFAR platform efficiently, we can prepare effectively."
– Dr. John Nkengasong