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REPORTS: Winnie Byanyima steps down as Oxfam boss

Wednesday August 14, 2019


Reports coming in indicate that Winnie Byanyima has agreed to step down as Oxfam boss and join UNAIDS.

In an emotional email sent out to her staff, Byanyima revealed that she had been asked to join the organisation as it's new executive director, something she accepted.

Of the five people that were in the race to replace the Organisation's former ED Michel Sidibé, Byanyima was the only female.

The others included Salim Abdool Karim, director of the Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa or CAPRISA, Sani Aliyu, director-general of the Nigerian National Agency for the Control of AIDS or NACA, Chris Beyrer, professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Bernard Haufiku, former minister of health and social services of Namibia.

If the reports are anything to go by, Byanyima will now take over from Gunilla Carlsson who has been acting as the executive director of UNAIDS.

The reports now await an official announcement from the UN Secretary-General. 

Details to follow...