[Ip-health] Introducing the new Alternate Board Member for the Communities Delegation to the UNITAID Board

Leila Zadeh LZadeh at oxfam.org.uk
Tue Sep 25 08:57:11 PDT 2012

Dear All

Further to the recruitment earlier this year for a new Alternate Board 
Member for the Communities Delegation to the UNITAID Board, I am pleased 
to announce that Gracia Violeta Ross Quiroga has been appointed. Violeta 
was selected by the panel after going through the application and 
interview process. You can find her biography below.

This means that Nelson Otwoma has moved from being the Alternate  to being 
the Board Member for the Communities Delegation. 

Warm regards


Gracia Violeta Ross Quiroga is from La Paz, Bolivia, and has studies in 
Anthropology and a Master in Gender and Sexual and Reproductive Health. 

Since 2000 when she discovered her HIV positive status, she decided to 
organise people living with HIV/AIDS in Bolivia in order to push the 
Bolivian government to deliver care and medication. Ross served as the 
National Chair of the Bolivian Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS 

Ross has represented Bolivia and Latin America in several global forums 
and bodies such as the UNAIDS Program Coordinating Board and the 
Developing Countries NGO Delegation of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB 
and Malaria. Currently, Ross is the Community Representative in the TB-HIV 
Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership and a member of the International 
Advisory Committee on Gender of the University of Brighton, Sussex. She 
has recently been appointed to serve as a member of the Civil Society 
Advisory Group for UN Women in Latin America and has been elected as a 
member of the Expert Advisory Group of the Medicines Patent Pool.

Leila Zadeh
Liaison Officer, Civil Society Delegations to UNITAID Board
Tel: +44 (0)1865 473508 ¦ Mob: +44 (0) 7879 474766
Skype: leilazadeh.work

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