Dr. Merson joins UN panel on response to AIDS pandemic

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Dr. Michael Merson, GIM Professor of Medicine and Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Affairs at Duke University, took part in a recent panel discussion for the United Nations on the global response to AIDS. During the January 24 event at the United Nations Secretariat in New York City, Merson presented key findings from his book “The AIDS Pandemic: Searching for a Global Response,” and participated in a panel on how to apply lessons from the AIDS response to other areas of global health.

“I wrote the book to tell how nearly 500 staff in the Global Program on AIDS worked tirelessly and with incredible commitment to confront AIDS in the most difficult period of the pandemic’s history.”

“I wrote the book to tell how nearly 500 staff in the Global Program on AIDS worked tirelessly and with incredible commitment to confront AIDS in the most difficult period of the pandemic’s history,” Merson said in opening of the panel discussion.

Merson served as director of the World Health Organization's Global Program on AIDS in the early 1990s. View the full discussion in the video below.