The Global Fund's international Board includes representatives of donor and recipient governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector (including businesses and foundations) and affected communities.
Key international development partners also participate, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), public-private partnerships (Roll Back Malaria, Stop TB, UNITAID) and the World Bank. The latter also serves as the Global Fund's trustee.
The Board is the supreme governing body of the Global Fund and exercises the following core functions:
The Board meets at least twice annually.
The Global Fund's by-laws [ PDF - 731 KB ] describe the particular functions and operations of the Board in greater detail, including its commitment to operate by consensus and in a spirit of partnership.
In September 2011, Mr Simon Bland, Head of the Global Funds Department in the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development was appointed as Board Chair, joining Dr Mphu Ramatlapeng, Minister of Health and Social Welfare of the Kingdom of Lesotho, who was elected Vice Chair of the Board in May 2011.
The Board has also established the following three committees (for details see the Committee Charters):
The Operating Procedures [ PDF - 862 KB ] apply to the Board and to the Committees of the Board.
The Board has also established a Coordinating Group [ PDF - 670 KB ] to provide a mechanism for coordination and collaboration between the Board and its Committees in regard to the Board’s governance, risk and administration functions.
Global Fund Board
The Global Fund Board includes representatives from donor and recipient governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and affected communities
16 September 2011
Report of the independent review panel
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