Global Fund Applauds Appointment of Joanne Carter

16 October 2013

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today congratulated the Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board on electing Dr. Joanne Carter to serve as its new Vice-Chair.

Dr. Carter is Executive Director of RESULTS, an advocacy organization dedicated to ending the devastating impact of poverty. She has almost two decades of experience engaging in and leading advocacy efforts to increase resources and political attention for tuberculosis. She also has extensive experience in global health issues, in part through her role as a Board Member of the Global Fund.

“Joanne is a true leader in global health,” said Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund. “We applaud the Stop TB Partnership for calling on her expertise, which will be invaluable.”

Dr. Dybul said that tuberculosis, always a top priority of the Global Fund, is receiving extra attention due to the need for increased efforts towards vulnerable groups affected by TB, the need for bold action in finding and treating all cases and due to the emergence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, or MDR-TB.

Dr. Carter has a long engagement with the TB Community, the Stop TB Partnership and recently, providing input to the Executive Committee on the new Operational Strategy.  She She will serve as Vice-Chair of Stop TB for three years. 

“We are honored to have Dr. Joanne Carter join us,” said Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership. “Dr. Carter, together with the Honorable Minister of Health of South Africa, will ensure that our Board will continue the series of transformations and changes started under the previous leadership, adjusting our thinking and actions to the realities of 2013 and beyond.”

In July, the Coordinating Board elected Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health of South Africa, as its Chair.