WASHINGTON, DC—Dr. Rajiv Shah, the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a central player in the US government’s AIDS fight. His agency, more than any other in the US government, guides aid programs in the developing world, working in 80 missions. But USAID also suffered a blow early this month when the administration announced that the Global Health Initiative (GHI) office was being closed. That ended the original vision of USAID being GHI’s home, which could have made Shah king of global health programs.
Shah is an influential global voice on development, ranging from agriculture to child survival. GlobalPost’s John Donnelly and Charles M. Sennott spoke to Shah this week about his perspectives on the AIDS fight.
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