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Highlights from the November Global Fund Board Meeting

The 28th Global Fund Board Meetings took place from November 14-15 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to the Board Meetings the Private Sector Delegation participated in a series of consultations on the new funding model, governance reform, Terms of Reference for the Board's Chair and Vice Chair and selection of the Executive Director. The PSD held its pre-Board meeting on November 12 in Geneva, Switzerland, and an official delegation led by Dr. Brian Brink went on to represent the private sector at the 28th Board Meeting. The main outcomes of the Board meeting were:

  • Appointment of the Executive Director: Mark Dybul, current co-director of the Global Health Law Program at Georgetown University and former United States Global AIDS Coordinator, was appointed by the Global Fund Board as executive director for a 4-year term beginning in early February 2013. 
  • Transitional arrangements for the New Funding Model: The Board approved a decision to begin implementing the New Funding Model in transition countries in 2013, with full roll-out to take place in early 2014. See the section below (Understanding the Global Fund) for details on the New Funding Model.
  • Decision on the future of AMFm: The Affordable Medicines Facility – malaria (AMFm) will be integrated into the Global Fund’s core grant management and procurement processes. Countries will be able to use part of their GF grants towards co-payment funding. During the 2013 transition to the modified model, copayments will be financed by donor contributions. DFID-UK (Department of International Development) committed to US $60 million at the Board Meeting.
  • Termination of employment of John Parsons as Inspector General: The decision to terminate the employment of John Parsons comes after an external audit of the Global Fund's audit processes and a performance assessment of the Inspector General, which was found to be unsatisfactory. Norbert Hauser, former Vice President of Germany’s Supreme Audit Institution, has been appointed as the interim Inspector General, while a thorough search process is conducted to find a permanent replacement.

Read more about the major decisions of the Global Fund’s November Board meeting here.