[Ip-health] Call for applications to the UNITAID Civil Society Delegations Contact Group

Leila Zadeh LZadeh at Oxfam.org.uk
Wed Sep 26 05:14:42 PDT 2012

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The Civil Society delegations to UNITAID are seeking new members for their 
Contact Group. 
Full terms of reference are attached. Please email all expressions of 
interest to UNITAID Civil Society Delegations Liaison Officer, Leila 
Zadeh: LZadeh at oxfam.org.uk 
UNITAID is an international drug-purchasing facility, intervening for 
market impact to scale up access to prevention, diagnostic, and treatment 
products for HIV and AIDS, TB and malaria in developing countries. UNITAID 
raises money through a combination of taxes on airline tickets and 
long-term government funding.  UNITAID is also a vehicle to encourage 
follow-on innovation, to ensure medicines are available in formulations 
and combinations that are best suited to the target populations and 
treatment conditions in developing countries. 
For more information on UNITAID, please see www.unitaid.eu 
The Civil Society (CS) delegations to UNITAID Board are the two Board 
seats representing communities affected by HIV/AIDS, TB or malaria, and 
NGOs involved in the global fight against these diseases, on the Board of 
UNITAID. Communities and NGOs on the Board choose to work together a great 
deal, but constitute two distinct delegations, each with its own voice and 
In addition, the CS delegations to UNITAID also sit on the Board of the 
Millennium Foundation for Innovative Finance for Health, a fundraising 
initiative established by UNITAID. 
The CS delegations? Contact Group is the main group for civil society 
representatives interested in following key issues at UNITAID and the 
Millennium Foundation, organised by the delegations. Members of the CS 
delegations? Contact Group will receive regular updates on the activities 
of the UNITAID Civil Society delegations (e.g. meeting communiqués), be 
invited to attend teleconferences discussing key UNITAID issues, and have 
the opportunity to participate in document review process and attend 
pre-Board meetings. Full Terms of Reference for the Contact Group are 
If you are interested in joining the CS delegations? Contact Group, please 
email the Liaison Officer, Leila Zadeh at LZadeh at oxfam.org.uk . Please 
outline in your email if you are an NGOs or Communities representative, 
your country of residence and name of the organisation you work for (where 
applicable), and your areas of interest and expertise in the field of 
HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria. Please also confirm in your email that you have 
read the attached TORs, and will commit to maintaining confidentiality 
around all Board/Committee meeting documents.

Thanks and best wishes ? we look forward to working with you, 
Nelson Otwoma (National Empowerment Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS 
in Kenya, Communities Board Member)
Gracia Violeta Ross Quiroga (Bolivian People Living with HIV and AIDS, 
Communities Alternate Board Member)
Kim Nichols (African Services Committee, NGOs Board Member)
Tido von Schoen-Angerer (Médecins Sans Frontières, NGOs Alternate Board 
Leila Zadeh (Liaison Officer, Civil Society Delegations to UNITAID) 

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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