Peter Sands calls for increases in funding from implementing countries and for health’s share of ODA
“It is a false dichotomy to have a tension between Universal Health Care or ‘ending the epidemic’,” said Global Fund Executive Director Peter Sands at the 22nd International AIDS conference, where scores of formal and thousands of informal discussions focused on the need to integrate HIV testing, care and treatment into the broader global health agenda.
Peter Sands ne devrait pas assumer ses nouvelles fonctions de Directeur exécutif du Fonds mondial avant la mi-mars, mais il s’est déjà présenté à l’opinion publique au travers d’interviews accordées aux médias et d’un discours prononcé à une conférence internationale. Il y a soulevé des questions qui portent à croire qu’il se prépare peut-être à mener le Fonds mondial dans de nouvelles directions.
Peter Sands is not expected to take up his new duties as the Executive Director of the Global Fund until mid-March, but he has already been in the public eye through interviews he has given to the media and a speech he made at an international conference. And he has been raising issues that suggest that he may be getting ready to take the Global Fund in some new directions.
Peter Sands “looks likely to re-engineer the Global Fund to take more seriously the economic aspects of infectious disease threats,” editor Richard Horton writes in The Lancet. The commentary appeared on 25 November.