[Ip-health] Reconstituted UNITAID Communities Delegation

Wim Vandevelde wvandevelde at gnpplus.net
Fri Apr 29 10:50:30 PDT 2016

Dear Contact Group Members,

On behalf of the selection panel, we are pleased to announce the outcome 
of the call to reconstitute the membership of the/Communities Living 
with and Affected by HIV, TB and Malaria and those Co-infected with HIV 
and HCV Delegation to the Board of UNITAID/ ("Communities Delegation").

The reconstituted Communities Delegation will have a maximum of 30 
members and will strive to achieve 5 Delegates from HIV, 5 from malaria, 
5 from tuberculosis, 5 from Hep C and 10 from cross-­cutting areas such 
as market dynamics, pricing, new drug product development and 
intellectual property. Following the first open call for members, a 
selection panel consisting of the Delegation's Board Member, Alternate 
Board Member, two Key Advisors, Louis da Gama and Nelson Otwoma, and the 
Liaison Officer was set up and applicants were short-listed according to 
the predefined criteria, together with an assessment in relation to the 
written responses received.

After a robust assessment and selection process, the following members 
were chosen to take the revitalised Communities Delegation forward:
- Mrs Mercy Annapoorani, India (areas of expertise: TB, HIV)
- Mr Pablo Anamaria, Peru (HIV, TB, IP)
- Mr Endy Fekadu Endalkachew, Ethiopia (TB, HIV)
- Ms Faith Nakigudde, Uganda (Malaria, HIV)
- Mrs Carol Nawina Nyirenda, Zambia (HIV, TB, Malaria, IP)
- Mrs Olivia Ngou, Cameroon (Malaria)
- Mr John Rock, Australia (HIV, TB, HCV, IP, access)

The reconstituted Communities Delegation includes individuals with deep 
expertise and experience of UNITAID's scope of work, representative from 
across the disease areas and regions. In order to further strengthen the 
Delegation, a *second Call for Membership will be launched in May 2016* 
and we encourage community representatives to apply for membership of 
the Delegation.

The Delegation Leadership is very pleased to welcome the new members and 
we look forward to working with them closely in the future. For more 
information on the role of the Delegation members and the Delegation's 
mission, vision, goals and charter, please find the Delegation Handbook 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further 
Best Regards,

Wim Vandevelde
Liaison Officer, Communities Delegation to UNITAID Board
Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+)
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