August 15, 2013
"The chair and vice chair of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria wrote to Board members on Friday to offer advice on key areas of focus during the next two years," Vaccine News Daily reports. "The message, which was written by Nafsiah Mboi, the Board chair, and Mireille Guigaz, the vice chair, set out suggested principles that should underlie the work of the Board in the next two years," the news service notes (Cohen, 8/14). "The priorities are set around the core functions of the Board leadership: setting strategic direction; enhancing effective governance and oversight; committing and managing financial resources; assessing organizational performance; risk management; and mobilizing resources and strengthening partnerships," a Global Fund press release states, adding, "'An urgent priority for the Board in 2013 is sharing responsibility to lead the Fund's replenishment campaign to ensure appropriate resourcing of the Fund across the 2014-2016 period,' the message adds" (8/9). In related news, Forbes contributor Devin Thorpe interviews Christoph Benn, director of external relations for the Global Fund, about the fund (8/14).
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