Global Fund Board of Directors Elects New Chair and Vice Chair

Global Fund Board of Directors Elects New Chair and Vice Chair

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister of Health of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, as its new Chair. Dr. Ernest Loevinsohn, Director General of the Global Initiatives Directorate in the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), was elected as Vice Chair. Dr. Tedros Adhanom has worked in the Ethiopian Ministry of Health for more than 20 years.  He recently finished a term as the Chair of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership. Dr. Loevinsohn has a long history working in global aid; most recently, he established CIDA’s Program Against Hunger, Malnutrition and Disease.

“Friends of the Global Fight welcomes the news of Dr. Tedros Adhanom’s and Dr. Loevinsohn’s appointments to the Global Fund Board,” said Friends of the Global Fight Executive Director Natasha Bilimoria. “These two highly-qualified individuals step into their new roles at a critical time for the Global Fund. Friends looks forward to working with them to ensure the Global Fund’s continued success.”

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has a unique board structure; donor and implementing countries, nongovernmental organizations, the private sector (including businesses and foundations) and affected communities share governance responsibilities. Donors and implementers each hold 10 voting seats on the Board, while the World Health Organization, the World Bank, UNAIDS, Roll Back Malaria/Stop TB/UNITAID (who share a seat), the Swiss government and the Global Fund Executive Director hold nonvoting seats. The Global Fund Board elects a Chair and a Vice Chair for a two-year term. The Chair and Vice Chair positions alternate between representatives of the donor voting group and the implementing voting group.

For more information about this news, please visit: http://www.theglobalfund.org/en/pressreleases/?pr=pr_090710.

FRIENDS OF THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA

Friends of the Global Fight works to educate, engage and mobilize American decision makers to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the fight to end the worldwide burden of these three diseases. For more information about Friends of the Global Fight, visit www.TheGlobalFight.org.

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