France and Japan increase support for Global Fund; a new leader is appointed

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 26 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2315
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

Just six weeks into his new role as general manager of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Gabriel Jaramillo is using his financial and administrative expertise to transform the public-private partnership, which has disbursed over $22.6bn (£14.3bn; €17bn) of aid since it was founded in 2002.

A former chairman and chief executive officer of Sovereign Bank, Mr Jaramillo’s appointment reflected the concerns of many donors that insufficient attention was being paid to the way the funds were being used on the ground. He has been given one year to implement the …

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