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AIDSPAN WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

AIDSPAN WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Aidspan, publisher of Global Fund Observer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Macintyre as Aidspan’s new Executive Director. Dr Macintyre will take up her new duties on 1 September 2012. The appointment of Dr Macintyre was made at the end of a three-month global search which produced over one hundred applicants. Dr Macintyre, a UK citizen who has a master’s degree in public health…

GLOBAL FUND BOARD APPOINTS INDEPENDENT MEMBERS TO ITS AUDIT AND ETHICS COMMITTEE

GLOBAL FUND BOARD APPOINTS INDEPENDENT MEMBERS TO ITS AUDIT AND ETHICS COMMITTEE

The Board of the Global Fund has appointed five independent members to its eight-member Audit and Ethics Committee (AEC). The five members and their areas of expertise are Graham Joscelyne (financial audit), Gabor Amon (forensic investigation), Veronica Charlesworth (financial audit), Wendy Harrison (ethics) and Barry Metzger (legal; dispute resolution). One of the independent members, Graham Jocelyne, was appointed Chair of the…

IN SOME COUNTRIES, INTERNATIONAL FIDUCIARY AGENTS ARE SUPPORTING PRS

IN SOME COUNTRIES, INTERNATIONAL FIDUCIARY AGENTS ARE SUPPORTING PRS

The Global Fund has used, or is using, international fiduciary agents in up to a dozen countries. International fiduciary agents are used to provide support to the principal recipient (PR) in the area of financial management. The appointment of an international fiduciary agent is considered exceptional. According to the Global Fund Secretariat, the circumstances that might trigger the appointment of…

HALF OF THE COUNTRIES WITH GLOBAL FUND-SUPPORTED TB PROGRAMMES DELIVER SERVICES IN PRISONS, BUT SCOPE IS LIMITED

HALF OF THE COUNTRIES WITH GLOBAL FUND-SUPPORTED TB PROGRAMMES DELIVER SERVICES IN PRISONS, BUT SCOPE IS LIMITED

As of the end of 2010, in the 105 countries where the Global Fund financed TB programmes, these programmes delivered services within prisons in half of the countries (53). However the services were limited in scope and scale. There was minimal provision of multi-drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) services. These were some of the findings of a study on Global Fund investments…

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