Annemarie Hou, Director, Communications and Global Advocacy, UNAIDS

Annemarie Hou oversees the communications and advocacy portfolio for the organization. She is responsible for positioning HIV and development issues in the global landscape and advancing UNAIDS’ vision and strategies.

A recognized branding specialist, she also advises leaders and partner organizations on building stronger brand voices.

Prior to joining UNAIDS, Ms Hou worked in the philanthropic field—with a focus on health and children’s issues. She was the Communications Director at Casey Family Programmes, an operating foundation dedicated to child welfare issues started by the founder of UPS.

Ms Hou served as the first Global Health Communications Manager at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and also as the family’s spokesperson. An award-winning writer she started her career as a television journalist.

She is an advisor to the Graça Machel Trust and an Ambassador for Grassroot Soccer. 

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