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Jose Esparza

Title Senior Advisor on Global Health (Vaccines)
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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).


Posts By Jose Esparza

The Miracle of Vaccines (And Our New Year Resolution)

Every year, for the last few years, I have been sending the same Christmas card to friends and colleagues. Although it looks indeed as a representation of a traditional Holy Family, very proper for the Christmas season at least in the Latin American tradition, the story is much more complex.The scene is actually from a fresco painted by the famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera (1886 -1957) and it represents, not the Holy Family, but the act of vaccination.

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Bangkok AIDS Vaccine Conference 2011

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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