Former ambassador to Botswana named deputy AIDS coordinator
John Lange, a former U.S. ambassador to Botswana, was named Monday as deputy coordinator in the newly created Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator at the State Department. Lange, who also served at U.S. embassies in Togo and Tanzania, will report to Randall Tobias, the former CEO of pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, who was sworn in as the head of the office on October 6. The new office will oversee international AIDS spending through the five-year, $15 billion international AIDS initiative proposed by President Bush in January. The office is expected to disburse $2 billion in fiscal 2004.