Global Fund Board Creates New General Manager Position

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is eyeing a new manager that would work alongside the current executive director to help manage the organization.

The decision to appoint a general manager was reached by the Global Fund’s board at its recent meeting in Accra, Ghana, where it also endorsed a new strategy for the organization and decided to cancel its next funding round due to lack of resources.

“Recognizing that the substantial changes that lie ahead will necessitate considerable focus on internal management and administration, the Board decided to appoint a general manager to work alongside the executive director,” the Global Fund said in a statement. “The general manager and a potential support team will help to take the organization through its transformation phase over the next twelve months.”

Candidates for the new manager position have yet to be announced. But The New York Times says a possible U.S. candidate is Mark Dybul, who led the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief under former President George W. Bush.

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