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Key Points About The Global Fund From Executive Director Dybul

Writing in the International Health Policies blog, Rachel Hammonds of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Belgium, writes about a “panel discussion organized by several [members of the European Parliament (MEPs)], the Stop AIDS Alliance and others at the European Parliament on 8 April” that discussed the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. She describes what she calls “[t]hree key takeaways” from Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul: “First, Dybul emphasized that the Global Fund (new and old) is a 21st century partnership model” that “aims to be country owned, embraces participation and acts as a catalyst for increased domestic financing”; “Second, according to Dybul the Global Fund aims to be a learning organization that drives change and then responds to that change”; and, “Finally, a theme that ran through [European Commission Deputy Director General for Development and Cooperation (DEVCO) Klaus] Rudischhauser and Dybul’s comments, human rights.” She concludes, “[H]opefully [Dybul’s points] will translate into the funding the Global Fund needs to help fight three global killers” (4/16).