Global Fund Board Elects New Leaders

Martin Dinham is taking the reins of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s board from Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ethiopia’s health minister.

Dinham was elected as Global Fund board chairman during the group’s meeting on May 12 in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Mphu Ramatlapeng won the seat for vice chairwoman, succeeding Ernest Loevinsohn, who is the director of global health policy and advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dinham is a career British civil servant. He was most recently the director-general of international issues at the U.K. Department for International Development. He also served as senior adviser to the governor of Hong Kong ahead of its handover to China in 1997.

Ramatlapeng has been Lesotho’s minister of health and social welfare since 2007. Before that post, she was the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative’s country director in Lesotho for two years.

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