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Global HIV Prevention Coalition (GPC) Architecture - OVERVIEW
Professor Sheila Dinotshe Tlou

Co-Chair of the Global HIV Prevention Coalition

Sheila Tlou has been Co-Chair of the Global HIV Prevention Coalition since its launch in 2017. She previously served UNAIDS as the Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa. Before joining UNAIDS, Prof Tlou was a Member of Parliament and the Minister of Health of Botswana for four years (2004–2008). She is also the Botswana Open University Chancellor, an appointment bestowed upon her by the President of the Republic of Botswana. 

Prof. Tlou is a strong advocate for gender equality, women’s empowerment and the HIV response among young women and girls in the Eastern and Southern African region. She chaired a High-Level Group on the ESA Ministerial Commitment on sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and young people and has advised various global fora, such as the UN Commission on the Status of Women. She holds a PHD in community health nursing and a diploma in gender issues from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s degree in education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Mitchell Warren

Executive Director, AVAC & Co-Chair of Global HIV Prevention Coalition

Mitchell Warren has been Executive Director of AVAC since 2004. Previously, he served as the Senior Director for Vaccine Preparedness at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and Vice President and Director of International Affairs for The Female Health Company (FHC). He also ran Population Services International’s condom social marketing and communications projects in South Africa for five years. 

Mr Warren is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); President of the TB Alliance Stakeholder Association; and a board member of the Towards an HIV Cure Initiative of the International AIDS Society (IAS) and the ATHENA Network. He also serves as a member of the boards of directors for the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise; the WHO-UNAIDS HIV Vaccine Advisory Committee; the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH); and Maloto. He has degrees in English and history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and studied health policy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.