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Since UNAIDS was established in 1996 the face of the pandemic, the scope and nature of the response, and the range of challenges facing the global community have all changed. The departure of the founding UNAIDS executive director is an opportune time to re-consider the role, responsibilities and opportunities for UNAIDS.
At this important juncture, CGD and the Global Economic Governance Programme of Oxford University have convened the UNAIDS Transition Working Group. The Working Group includes individuals with expertise in global health and development policy, HIV/AIDS programs and policies, and other relevant fields. The Working Group is independent of UNAIDS. Consultations with stakeholders will be an important part of the Working Group’s deliberations. A background paper which synthesizes information from official sources, academic literature and interviews with key informants will serve as a point of departure for these discussions.
Leadership and Composition
Devi Sridhar, director of the Global Health Governance project, Global Economic Governance Programme, Oxford University
Working Group Members
Joanne Csete, The Firelight Foundation
Siddharth Dube, Specialist Commentator
Tim Evans, World Health Organization
Jacob Gayle, Ford Foundation
Geeta Rao Gupta, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
Jim Kim, Harvard University
Michael Merson, Duke University
Lillian Mworeko, International Community of Women living with HIV/AIDS
Nandini Oomman, Center for Global Development
Nana Poku, University of Bradford
Asia Russell, Health Global Access Project (HealthGap)
Todd Summers, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Alan Whiteside, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Anandi Yuvaraj, International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW)