Edward W. Scott, Jr.

Edward W. Scott, Jr. is the founder and Chairman of Friends of the Global Fight, which provides support, with the assistance of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for The Global Fund to Fight for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He also founded the Center for Global Development and has served on the Board of Directors for the Institute for International Economics. Mr. Scott is also a co-founder of DATA, an advocacy organization dedicated to building public awareness about development problems in Africa, most notably the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Each year, 2.5 million people become infected with HIV, 8 million contract tuberculosis (TB), and between 300 million and 500 million fall ill from malaria. Together, these diseases kill more than 5 million people per year, the equivalent of a full 747 airplane crashing every 44 minutes1.