Ren Minghui is the assistant director-general for universal health coverage/communicable and noncommunicable diseases at the World Health Organization. In this role, he oversees a complex portfolio of technical programs covering HIV, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, sexually transmitted infections, NCDs, mental health and substance use. He currently represents the WHO on the boards of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, as well as UNAIDS, and UNITAID.
Why is an integrated approach to mental health services for those living with HIV and tuberculosis so critical? As the board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria meets this week, two board members explain.