José joined the foundation in May 2004 as Senior Adviser on HIV Vaccines, driving the development of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise and the launching of the first phase of the Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery (CAVD).
With more than two decades as a leader in international HIV work, José has been deeply involved in a number of international activities to promote and facilitate the development and evaluation of vaccines against HIV/AIDS. He was trained as an MD (Venezuela, 1968) and PhD (Baylor College of Medicine, 1974).
September 13, 2011 / Jose Esparza
This week, more than 800 scientists and policymakers will gather from around the world in Bangkok, Thailand, for AIDS Vaccine 2011
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"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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