Geneva, Switzerland – July 18, 2017.
The Developing Country NGO Delegation to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, is pleased to announce the selection of eight (8) international civil society leaders to our team.
Membership to the Delegation has historically been a highly competitive process. In this year’s recruitment, an unprecedented number of over 70 applications was received. All boasted exceptional CVs, colourful recommendations and vast experience at regional and international levels. While we would aspire to appoint several global leaders at once; we have found it more efficient for the new members’ orientation and capacity building when we appoint no more than 10 members at a time. This allows us to give each new member the support that is often needed when one is invited to engage at the Board level, to read policy documents and provide input on a weekly basis.
The comprehensive decision is based on the immediate needs of the Delegation. Several of these prerequisites include:
- Community and Gender Balance,
- Regional Balance,
- Balance in the expertise across all three diseases.
All Members of the Delegation are representatives of an NGO/CBO in their residing country and keeping with tradition, our new members are no exception. Here are the eight newly appointed Members of the Delegation and their local organizations:
- Sonal Mehta (India) – India HIV/AIDS Alliance
- J. Carolyn Gomes MD (Jamaica) – Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition
- Morgane Ahmar (Morocco) – Association de Lutte Contre le Sida (ALCS)
- Talent Jumo (Zimbabwe) – Katswe Sistahood
- Simon Cazal (Paraguay) – SOMOSGAY
- Joselyn Pang (Malaysia) – Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO)
- Nathalie Rose (Mauritius) – Prévention Information et Lutte contre le SIDA
- Berry Nibogora (Senegal) – African Men for Sexual Health & Rights (AMSHeR)
With our new team in place, we will continue to strengthen our fight against HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. We are committed.
The Developing Country NGO Delegation to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, contributes to and influences The Global Fund policies and practices to make them continually and appropriately responsive to the needs of those affected by HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. This includes providing necessary services to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) and Faith Based Organisations (FBOs) who are in need.
For more information about the new members, the Delegation, or The Global Fund, contact Jomain McKenzie, Communications Focal Point at firstname.lastname@example.org or jomain.@gmail.com or visit our website at www.developingngo.org.