The Developing Country NGO Delegation

End It. For Good | Global Fund To Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria.

Sitting on The Global Fund Board, we influence decisions to ensure strategic responsiveness to the concerns of NGOs that serve those affected by HIV/AIDS, TB & Malaria. The Constituency has one vote on The Board. A diversity of persons from developing countries across the global south form the team. The full leadership team may consist of: a Board Member (BM), an Alternate Board Member (ABM), a Treasurer, committee members who are delegation members and a non-voting Communications Focal Point (CFP).

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The vision of the Global Fund is to achieve a world free of the burden of HIV, TB and malaria. The strategy is to invest for impact.

MEET THE DELEGATION

Dr. Edona Deva

Member of Delegation Leadership Team

Edona is a Medical Doctor, a public health specialist and Master of Health Management with over twelve years of experience in planning, coordination, and program management. She has vast knowledge in HIV and AIDS at various levels of the response.

From 2003-2008 she coordinated a multi-sectorial national response working as a National AIDS Coordinator; contributing to the development of the National AIDS Program by mobilizing national and international resources to ensure universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care services.

Edona has played a key role in the initiation of HIV treatment and care services in Kosovo by ensuring a sustainable and steady allocation for the ART and HIV reference lab, from the government budget. Her efforts to set up a local NGO to work with people affected by the disease resulted in the establishment of Kosovo Association of People Living with HIV and AIDS, and the first community center for PLHIV Care. In a very conventional and conservative political setting, she strongly advocated the initiation of harm-reduction and OST programs for PWID.

Edona has a long-standing expertise in Global Fund processes having served as PR, supported national grant writing process and serving on the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM). In 2008, she began her service as a Global Fund HIV Program Manager. A position she holds today.

Edona joined Community Development Fund in 2011. She’s also a member of Kosovo AIDS Committee and National Anti-drug Commission. She has extensive experience engaging with partners at national, regional and international levels, including governments, UN agencies, civil society and multilateral donor agencies.

Edona is not only a strong leader in national HIV programs, but has proven capability in working in post-war, transitional, as well as in socially diverse, multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural settings. Edona is a strong human rights advocate and fights daily against stigma and discrimination towards socially marginalized groups and people affected by the three diseases.

Edona is the HIV Program Manager for Kosovo at the Community Development Fund for the Global Fund programme.

COUNTRY: KOSOVO

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Allan Maleche

Audit and Finance Committee Member and Leadership Team

Allan Maleche is the Board Member representing Developing County NGOs on the Global Fund Board.

He is a dynamic thought leader in the field of global health governance, with over a decade of experience in promoting ethical, human rights-based approaches to health planning, programming and service delivery. His work has substantively focused on HIV and tuberculosis in Kenya. He has served as Chair of the Implementers Group of the Global Fund Board, which represents ten diverse government and civil society constituencies.

He is the founding Executive Director of Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN). In 2016, he was named Kenya’s Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year.

On the Global Fund Board, as Chair of the Implementers Group (2015-2017), Allan has woven together the diverse ten constituencies of the Implementers Group to develop a set of shared priorities, strengthen internal governance and communications among constituencies, and collectively produced a roadmap that tackles important issues, including: absorptive capacity, sustainability & transition, and human rights & gender equality. He has championed the Global Fund replenishment process in Kenya and globally

As an implementer, in a developing country KELIN under the leadership of Allan has provided technical assistance for the Global Fund on community, rights and gender, and has provided technical support in Kenya and South Sudan, conducting legal environment assessments and identifying measures to mitigate human rights risks to Global Fund-financed programs. KELIN is part of a regional grant from the Global Fund which focuses on removing legal barriers to access services by key populations in HIV and TB in 10 African Countries.

In Kenya, Allan has used the legal framework to safeguard the rights of communities affected by HIV & TB through litigating landmark cases, including Daniel Ng’etich and Others v The Honourable Attorney General and Others, which successfully argued against incarceration of persons with tuberculosis as a public health measure; KELIN and Others v The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health and Others, which seeks to overturn a directive by the President requiring real-name registration of children living with HIV; and Petitions 605 and 606 of 2014 on forced and coerced sterilisation of women living with HIV. Since his appointment as executive director of KELIN in 2010. KELIN is now recognized globally for its work in advancing the rights of persons affected by HIV and tuberculosis.

Allan was instrumental in developing the Nairobi Strategy on TB and Human Rights in collaboration with Stop TB Partnership and the University of Chicago International Human Rights Clinic. The Strategy outlines a human rights-based framework for achieving the Global Plan to End TB 2016-2020. He has also been a leader in developing analysis of TB and human rights, by co-hosting the first workshops to raise awareness of TB with civil society, TB survivors and affected communities, and the judiciary in India and the African region.
As a two-time survivor of malaria himself, Allan is also a champion for the fight to reduce and eliminate malaria by building on progress, combining efforts and expanding investment in interventions that are proven to work.

A former fellow at the FXB Center for Health and Human rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Allan holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nairobi, and a Diploma in Gender and Human Rights from Uppsala University. His research and writing has appeared in peer-reviewed academic journals, including the Harvard Health and Human Rights journal, and Health Research and Policy Systems. Allan is frequently an invited speaker and is often sought out by press, with appearances on national television on such issues as accountability and transparency in African health sectors, effective devolution of health to county governments, the right to privacy in the context of HIV, and women’s health rights. In 2016, he was listed as one of the Top 40 under 40 men in Kenya’s Business Daily.

COUNTRY: KENYA

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Dr. Andriy Klepikov

Board Member

Andriy is a civil society dedicated and performance-driven top executive with over 20 years of innovative and ambitious leadership in HIV/TB, and broader health and human rights areas. His diverse and successful work experience includes international and local NGOs, donor and academia. Proven strengths in stakeholder relations, managing complexity and change, successful implementation of strategies and programs to achieve impact at a national scale and contributing to influencing policy landscape regionally and globally.

Andriy Klepikov is Executive director of the Alliance for Public Health (formerly known as International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine), one the largest HIV and TB focused NGOs in the Ukraine and Eastern Europe. Being its founding director, he is currently managing the organization with over 100 staff, implementing complex and comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care program as well as other programs aimed at fighting TB, HCV and other deceases. Managing portfolio includes nation-wide, regional and global projects funded by a number of international donors. In particular, Andriy’s organization serves as principal recipient of several programmes funded by the Global Fund.

Andriy is managing one of the largest harm reduction programmes globally in partnership with field-level NGOs reaching with services to over 200 000 people who inject drugs annually, he is leading scaling up opioid-substitution therapy program (the largest in Eastern Europe and Central Asia region), he runs growing TB program in Ukraine focusing on procuring and providing access to up-to-date diagnostics and MDR-TB treatment, he is leading advocacy efforts in access to Hepatitis C treatment.

Andriy received Ph.D. in philosophy in 1996 in Ukraine and did Post-Doctoral Studies & Research in Sociology being a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research, New York in 1996-1997. In 2008, he successfully completed executive management education program International Masters in Practicing Management which was run jointly by the following universities / business schools: INSEAD (France); McGill University (Canada); India Institute of Management (Bangalore); Lancaster University (UK); Korean Development Institute and Japan Advanced Institute of Science & Technology.

He has been an elected member of the Developing Country NGO Delegation to the Global Fund Board since April 2013.

COUNTRY: UKRAINE

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