14 November 2017 | Statement

Unitaid welcomes appointment of Peter Sands to lead Global Fund

Geneva – Unitaid warmly welcomes the appointment of Peter Sands as the new Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

“I am delighted that Peter Sands has been chosen as the new Executive Director of the Global Fund,” said Unitaid’s Executive Director, Lelio Marmora. “Peter Sands combines outstanding managerial talent and financial acumen with a deep understanding of global health challenges. I greatly look forward to working with him.”

Since Unitaid’s creation in 2006, the Global Fund has been one of its most important strategic partners, working to introduce Unitaid’s interventions on a massive scale.

Sands, a former chief executive of Standard Chartered Bank with expertise in global health and financial regulation, will lead the implementation of the Global Fund’s 2017-2022 strategy, which seeks to maximize impact against the diseases and build sustainable health systems in lower income countries.

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