Global Fund chair and vice chair advise board on future work

The chair and vice chair of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria wrote to board members on Friday to offer advice on key areas of focus during the next two years.

The message, which was written by Nafsiah Mboi, the board chair, and Mireille Guigaz, the vice chair, set out suggested principles that should underlie the work of the board in the next two years.

"We trust that this note will be a helpful guide on where we see our key areas of focus across the next two years," Mboi and Guigaz said.

Some of the suggested work in the next two years included focusing on the board at a strategic level and trying to build complementarity between the work of the secretariat and the board.

The suggested priorities are set around the core functions of the board leadership, such as mobilizing resources, strengthening partnerships, risk managements, assessing organizational performance, committing and managing financial resources, enhancing effective governance and oversight and setting strategic direction.

Mboi and Guigaz also stressed the priority of working to ensure necessary funding for the next two years.

"An urgent priority for the board in 2013 is sharing responsibility to lead the fund's replenishment campaign to ensure appropriate resourcing of the fund across the 2014-2016 period," Mboi and Guigaz said.