A call for nominations was announced in February 2011 by the NGO Delegation to solicit nominations for a new representative to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
The delegation is pleased to announce that Dr. Cheick Tidiane Tall was elected to a full two-year term as the Developing Countries Member and Alvaro Bermejo as the Developed Countries Member.
Dr Cheick Tidiane Tall (Senegal) is an experienced medical doctor working in the realm of international development. He has more than 20 years of professional experience managing private clinics and offering significant leadership in health and health systems issues, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and HIV and AIDS. He has proven experience when it comes to coordinating community responses to the AIDS pandemic, including a successful track record when it comes to program implementation, policy development and strategic planning.
He has been involved in the Global Fund Board since 2004 and has served for the past four years as the Developing Country NGO Delegation’s Communications Focal Point.
Dr. Tall is the director of the African Council of AIDS Service Organizations (AfriCASO), one of the largest African community networks bringing together African AIDS Service organizations.
Alvaro Bermejo (UK), Executive Director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, based in Brighton, UK. The Alliance has been a great supporter of the delegation in past years, and Alvaro’s personal involvement with the Global Fund dates back to the early days of the Fund when he was still working with IFRC (Red Cross). Trained as a medical doctor, he has been working for 20 years now in global health, and brings in-depth knowledge of the issues around HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, international public health and development. The Alliance consists of 35 linking organizations around the developing world, many of which are involved in working with the Global Fund, either directly on grants or by providing technical assistance.
Each new member will serve a two-year term and was elected in an open process that involved voting by the full membership of the delegation.