Aidspan hires new Executive Director

21 Jun 2016
Ida Hakizinka is well known in the Global Fund community

The Board of Aidspan has announced the appointment of Ida Hazinka as Executive Director of Aidspan, effective immediately. Ms Hakizinka is from Rwanda.

Ms Hakizinka recently resigned her position as Chair of the Aidspan Board so that she could be considered for the E.D. position. The position was advertised publicly; 73 applications were received, of which seven made the shortlist.


Aidspan seeks to recruit an Executive Director

12 Feb 2016

Aidspan is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will work from the Aidspan Secretariat office based in Nairobi (Kenya, East Africa). The E.D. will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for up to eight full-time staff and a network of national and regional correspondents and watchdog partners in various countries. 


Ending the epidemics is a greater challenge than achieving progress: Dybul

17 Nov 2015
Executive Director challenges the Global Fund to do better

Executive Director Mark Dybul provided the Board with a report that celebrated the Global Fund’s achievements but also challenged the Fund to do better on a number of fronts.


Global Fund is stepping up efforts to address needs of women and girls

17 Nov 2015
Rate of infection among adolescent girls and young women remains “shockingly high” – Dybul

While the Global Fund has had considerable success in providing services to women and children and in reducing infections in those groups, the rate of infection among adolescent girls and young women remains shockingly high. The Global Fund is committed to turning this around. This was one of the central messages in the Report of the Executive Director which Mark Dybul presented to the Board at its meeting on 16-17 November.


Emails released by the U.S. State Department contradict statements by the Fund concerning the resignation of Michel Kazatchkine in 2012

3 Nov 2015

According to a news report by Agence France Presse (AFP), a series of emails recently released by the U.S.


« Finalement, le Fonds mondial est axé sur l'être humain » : le directeur exécutif Mark Dybul présente son rapport

7 Apr 2015
Selon le directeur exécutif, les déplacements effectués dans six pays au cours du 1er trimestre lui ont permis de constater l'ampleur de l'impact du nouveau modèle de financement

S'éloignant du rapport typique d'un directeur exécutif, Mark Dybul, dans le rapport qu'il a présenté au Conseil d'administration à l'occasion de la 33e réunion de celui-ci, revient sur les six déplacements qu'il a effectués au cours du premier trimestre de 2015, des voyages qui lui ont apporté la preuve de ce qu'il appelle l'ampleur et la souplesse du nouveau modèle de financement.


"Finally, the Global Fund is focused on human beings": Dybul delivers executive director's report

2 Apr 2015
Travels to six countries in Q1 demonstrate breadth of impact of new funding model, ED says

Switching gears from a typical executive director's report to the Board during the Global Fund's 33rd meeting on 31 March, Mark Dybul reflected on the six trips he had made in the first quarter of 2015 that demonstrated what he said were the breadth and flexibility inherent in the new funding model.


Dybul Responds to Questions on the NFM

19 Jun 2013

On 6 June, Executive Director Mark Dybul responded to a letter from the NGO and Communities delegations on the Global Fund Board that asked for more information on the transition process for the new funding model (NFM) and related matters. The delegations’ letter was sent on 3 May (see GFO article).


Additional Information on Transition Phase

11 Mar 2013

In an email sent to Board members on 7 March, Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul provided additional information on the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM). The email was in response to questions posed to the Secretariat since the NFM was launched on 28 February.


Global Fund Board Selects Mark Dybul to Be the Fund’s Next Executive Director

16 Nov 2012
Decision was close
Dr Dybul is expected to take office in early February

The Global Fund Board has selected Dr Mark Dybul to serve as the Fund’s next Executive Director. He previously served as head of the US President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The decision was made by the Board on 15 November at its 28th meeting in Geneva, and the appointment will take effect in early February.