Michel D. Kazatchkine

Michel D. Kazatchkine

UN Special Envoy for HIV/Aids in Eastern Europe and Central Asia


Michel Kazatchkine is an internationally recognized physician who has devoted thirty years of his professional life to the AIDS response. From 2007 to 2012 he served as the Executive Director of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and from 1998 to 2005 he was Director of the French National Agency for AIDS Research. Between 2005 and 2007 he served as France's Global Ambassador for HIV and Communicable Diseases. As Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS, Mr. Kazatchkine advocates at the highest levels for the implementation of the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS and its targets.