Geneva, Switzerland, 14 - 15 November 2012
The Board of Directors of the Global Fund decided on three main issues at its 28th Meeting.
The Board selected Mark Dybul as new Executive Director, as part of a broad transformation process to implement a strategy of investing for impact.
The Board also approved the elements of a new funding model and decided to launch a transition to the new model immediately.
The Board also approved to integrate the Affordable Medicines Facility - malaria (AMFm) into core Global Fund grant management and financial processes, following an orderly transition period in 2013. The decision was reached after extensive consultations with implementers, technical partners and donors about lessons learned from a pilot phase of AMFm.
On 15 November 2012, Ambassador Mark R. Dybul was appointed the next Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He will assume his new role in early 2013.
"Mark has played a pivotal role in the global AIDS response, and he is the right man to lead the Global Fund in pursuit of our shared vision of a world free of AIDS. Under his dynamic leadership of PEPFAR—from helping write the blueprint to becoming the U.S. global ambassador—Mark was instrumental in overseeing the greatest expansion of lifesaving AIDS treatment in history. My colleagues and I at the World Bank Group warmly welcome his appointment and look forward to working with him closely in his new capacity at the Global Fund."
Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group
“I commend the Board of the Global Fund on the selection of Ambassador Mark Dybul as its new Executive Director. Mark is a superb choice for this crucial role. I’ve had the privilege of working with Mark as a member of Malaria No More’s Board of Directors, and I know him to be an individual of the highest integrity with a profound commitment to improving the health and the lives of those facing disease. He brings to his new role a wealth of experience and knowledge from a career dedicated to healing, including service as the head of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The Global Fund is a valued partner in the fight against malaria, providing 50 percent of malaria funding worldwide. I'm confident that Mark will continue the Fund's commitment to transparency and accountability, taking needed steps to ensure that resources are used effectively and efficiently to save lives around the world.”
Dr. David Bowen, CEO of Malaria No More
“The Global Fund’s appointment of Ambassador Mark Dybul as its new Executive Director is terrific news, for the Global Fund and the incredibly important work that it does. Dr. Dybul helped create the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief and he was instrumental in working with Congress to see it through the reauthorization process in 2008. As Global AIDS Coordinator, Mark Dybul exemplified bipartisanship and commitment to maximizing efficiency and effectiveness in combatting HIV/AIDS. Those same skills will serve him – and the world – well as he takes on the challenge of overseeing the Global Fund’s reforms. I look forward to continuing to work with him on our combined bilateral and multilateral efforts to create an AIDS free generation and to bring all our twenty-first century tools to bear in combatting malaria and TB.”
U.S. Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee
“Mark inspires confidence. I fully trust that he will lead the Global Fund to new heights by strengthening partnerships and delivering results on the ground. His appointment marks a new era for the Global Fund and UNAIDS is looking forward to a strong and dynamic collaboration in the coming years.”
Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS.
“I want to congratulate Mark Dybul on his appointment as the Executive Director of the Global Fund. Mark is a dedicated doctor, a passionate global health advocate, and a deft politician who knows how to build consensus. At PEPFAR, he built bridges across party lines, between policymakers and activists, and between the U.S. and Africa. I know he will adopt a truly global approach and bring the best minds and hearts from across the world to drive forward the vital work of the Global Fund. We look forward to working with him in the months ahead to support the Global Fund’s critical replenishment process next fall."
Michael Elliott – President and Chief Executive Officer of ONE.
RESULTS is thrilled to congratulate Ambassador Mark Dybul on his appointment today as the new Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He is enormously qualified to lead the Global Fund at this critical juncture, as its mission grows from controlling AIDS, TB and malaria to ending them. Ambassador Dybul exemplifies the strong bipartisan leadership that helped create and has supported the Global Fund and its partner countries to save nearly nine million lives since it was first launched a decade ago. Ambassador Dybul has held leadership roles in both government and academia. During his tenure running the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Ambassador Dybul prioritized expanding a robust fight against the disease. With the support of allies around the world and a bold and practical vision, Ambassador Dybul will build on the successes of the last ten years to enhance the Global Fund’s impact and help catalyze momentum to end the diseases.
Statement from Joanne Carter, Executive Director of RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund
“The Global Fund is a critical resource for the world’s developing nations. I am pleased to know that, through a robust and rigorous process, the Global Fund has chosen a new executive director, and I look forward to working closely with Mark Dybul to ensure that African countries have the resources they need to combat AIDs, tuberculosis and malaria.”
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia and Chair, African Leaders Malaria Alliance
“After a year of transformation, the Global Fund has emerged more committed than ever to its mission and to transforming service delivery. I am heartened to see that a new executive director has been chosen, and I look forward to working with Mark Dybul on the next phase of the Global Fund’s life-saving work.”
Joy Phumaphi, Executive Secretary, African Leaders Malaria Alliance
This appointment reflects Ambassador Dybul's impeccable credentials and proven experience as the former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator of the highly successful President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). He led the early implementation of PEPFAR, which has been a game changer for helping to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV globally, and putting us on the path to an AIDS-free generation. As one of the original PEPFAR implementing partners, EGPAF has enjoyed a longstanding collaboration with Ambassador Dybul, most recently through his service on EGPAF's Board of Directors. We look forward to working closely with him in his new role as we continue to strive toward our ultimate goal of eliminating pediatric AIDS."
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation