20 August 2019
GENEVA − The Technical Review Panel, a group of independent experts who review requests for funding to the Global Fund, has elected Dr. Patricia Moser as its new chair.
Dr. Moser is a distinguished public health economist from the United States, with more than three decades of experience improving access to health services and health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries.
Dr. Moser has worked extensively on efforts to remove HIV, tuberculosis and malaria as major impediments to improved health, and supporting stronger health systems that are an indispensable component of ending epidemics.
With a distinguished career at the Asian Development Bank, United States Millennium Challenge Corporation, International Women’s Health Coalition and United States Agency for International Development, Dr. Moser currently works as an independent health policy consultant.
“I am honored to play a part in ensuring the technical quality of Global Fund grants,” Dr. Moser said. “These programs save millions of lives each year, and support countries in addressing the health needs of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Achieving the best possible outcomes from these grants is critical to ending the epidemics.”
The Technical Review Panel, known as the TRP, consists of experts in HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, health systems and cross-cutting development issues. They include experts in strategic investment and sustainable financing, such as Dr. Moser, who work to ensure Global Fund investments achieve maximum impact and sustainability.
The TRP evaluates each request submitted to the Global Fund for funding to ensure it has technical merit and is aligned with national health strategies. Beyond making funding recommendations, the TRP has an important role to play in the development and implementation of the Global Fund strategy as an advisory body to the Global Fund Board.
Dr. Moser replaces Dr. Jeremiah Chakaya of Kenya. She started her two-year term as chair in August 2019.