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amfAR CEO Weighs In on Need for Health Leadership in Washington


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February 20, 2009—President Barack Obama has yet to fill leadership positions at several key health agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. This, coupled with former Sen. Tom Daschle’s recent withdrawal as the nominee for secretary of health and human services, has officials questioning how the new administration will fulfill its promise to make healthcare a top priority.

amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost spoke to the Washington Post about the urgent need for strong leadership that can carry out Obama’s campaign pledges on healthcare and HIV/AIDS.