Peter Sands To Begin In March As Global Fund ED, Aims To Improve Fund’s Efficiency, Effectiveness

The Lancet: Peter Sands appointed head of the Global Fund
“Peter Sands, the former head of Standard Chartered Bank, was appointed on Nov 14 as the new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. ‘Leading the fund in its next phase, my overarching view is we should be lifting the ambition, both in terms of the scale of the resources we deploy and in terms of the effectiveness with which we turn those resources into impact,’ Sands told The Lancet. Sands, who will start in March as head of the Geneva-based fund, which raises and invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs in poor countries, said: ‘There is a prospect of not just saving many more millions of lives but of also achieving an irreversible, decisive victory, against these three diseases’…” (Zarocostas, 11/25).