UN Special Envoy on AIDS

Elizabeth Mataka, UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for AIDS in Africa

Elizabeth Mataka, a social worker by training, has been working in the field of HIV for the past 16 years. She has been involved in many different aspects of responding to the AIDS epidemic, including programmes on HIV prevention, clinical treatment for opportunistic infections, care and support at community and national levels. She has experience working in Government, the private sector and with non-governmental organizations.

Ms. Mataka is currently the Executive Director of the Zambia National AIDS Network (ZNAN) and represents civil society on national policy-making bodies such as the National AIDS Council. She represents non-governmental organizations from developing countries on the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and serves as the Board’s Vice-Chair.