Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Update: Global Fund Executive Director

Three finalists for the position of Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria have been announced. Richard Feachem, who has been the Executive Director since 2001, will be replaced by either Michel Kazatchkine, France's HIV/AIDS ambassador; David Nabarro, a British national now leading the United Nation's efforts to fight avian flu; or Alex Coutinho, executive director of the AIDS Support Organization in Kampala, Uganda.

The Boston Globe followed up on this story.

1 comment:

Webconomist said...

While they continue to do much good, there is a significant lack in field-testing for HIV, and the attendant need to test for Malaria and TB, for which there is no rapid test. How will they fight when testing is still not formalized? I like your blog, I blog on the economy/business of HIV;