Global Forum council appoints new executive director
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The Foundation Council of the Global Forum for Health Research, an independent organisation focused on the role of research and innovation in health and health equity for poor and marginalised populations, has appointed Professor Anthony Mbewuexecutive director, effective January 2010. Professor Mbewu is president of the Medical Research Council of South Africa, vice-chair of the board of the TB Alliance and a member of the strategy working group for the US National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He succeeds Professor Stephen Matlin, who has served in the role since 2004 and will retire at the end of year.