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Global Fund appoints new board heads

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The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has appointed Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as board chair and Dr Ernest Loevinsohn as vice-chair.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Mr Ghebreyesus has been minister of health of Ethiopia since 2005. He served as chair of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership until May this year, and continues to head the UNAIDS programme co-ordination board. He has also held various roles in advisory groups such as the executive committee of the Partners in Population and Development and the GAVI Alliance. He succeeds Rajat Guptas, partner and former managing director of McKinsey & Company, as board chair.

Dr Ernest Loevinsohn

Vice-chair Dr Loevinsohn is director general of the Global Initiatives Directorate in the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). He was founding chair of the Global Stop TB Partnership, and continues to represent Canada, Germany and Switzerland on the board of the Global Fund. In his vice-chair role he replaces Elizabeth Mataka, executive director of the Zambia National AIDS Network.

Both will chair their first board meeting in November.

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