Mark Dybul

Professor, Joep Lange Chair and Fellows program
Mark Dybul, Professor Joep Lange Chair and Fellows program

Mark Dybul is former Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and one of the professors of the Joep Lange Chair and Fellows Program.

He has worked on HIV and public health for more than 25 years as a clinician, scientist, teacher and administrator.

Dybul has worked on HIV and public health for more than 25 years as a clinician, scientist, teacher and administrator. He was a founding architect and driving force in the formation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and worked closely with Joep Lange on their shared quest to improve access to antiretroviral treatment.

Referencing his long-term experience in this field, Dybul emphasized that much of what has been achieved today was deemed impossible 15 years ago. Today, 18 million people are on antiretroviral treatment, where 15 years ago public health experts estimated it would never be more than a few hundred thousand. So when things seem impossible, ‘we can remind ourselves that we have already achieved the impossible, so we can achieve the impossible again.’

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In a time of massive flux we have a choice to look backwards or to an alternative path looking outward, forward and with hope
Mark Dybul, Professor, Joep Lange Chair and Fellows program