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SENATOR KENNEDY TO HOLD HEARING ON AIDS, TB, MALARIA President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to be discussed

WASHINGTON, DC— At 10:00am tomorrow, Tuesday, December 11, 2007, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, will hold a hearing on meeting the global challenge of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The hearing will focus on the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief (PEPFAR). Key issues to be discussed include the coordination between US agencies and partners who implement the program’s plans, budget allocations, prevention of infection, treatment, care, and long-term strategies. WHAT: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on meeting the global challenge of AIDS, TB, and Malaria WHEN: 10:00am tomorrow, Tuesday, December 11th, 2007 WHO: Senate Heath, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Witnesses: Panel I Ambassador Mark Dybul, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Washington, DC Dr. Julie Gerberding, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Washington, DC Panel II Mrs. Princess Zulu, HIV/AIDS Educator, World Vision, Federal Way, WA Dr. Norman Hearst, Professor, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Dr. Helen Smits, Vice Chair, IOM Evaluation Committee, Washington, DC Dr. Peter Piot, Executive Director, UNAIDS, Switzerland WHERE: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 325