At its Third Annual Retreat held on 8-9 October in Kandersteg, Switzerland, the Implementer Group of the Global Fund Board elected new leadership to serve for the period November 2015 to October 2017.

 

Mr Allan Achesa Maleche was elected Chair. Mr Maleche is the Executive Director, Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN). He is an Attorney at Law and Human Rights Activist with work experience in the fields of HIV and Tuberculosis. He is a member of the Developing Country Delegation of the Global Fund Board and is from Kenya.

 

Prof. Nataliya Nizova was elected Vice Chair. Prof Nizova is the Director of the State institution “Ukrainian Center for Socially Dangerous Disease Control of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine” (UCDC), Kyiv, Ukraine. She is a Professor at the School of Public Health, National University, Kyiv Mohyla Academy and is a Doctor of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a member of the Eastern Europe Central Asia Constituency of the Global Fund Board and is from Ukraine.

 

The outgoing Chair Mr Dereck Springer and outgoing Vice Chair Ms Loretta Wong congratulated the new leadership and wished them well during their tenure.