09 Feb 2018

Call for new membership: Communities Delegation to Unitaid Board

Application Deadline: March 9th 2018

The Communities Delegation to the Unitaid Board represents people living with and affected by HIV, TB and Malaria and those co-infected with HIV and HCV, at Unitaid Board and Committee level. The Communities Delegation aims to be transparent, accountable and to prepare communities at grass roots and country level to engage in Unitaid work, working to raise awareness to increase the debate about the Unitaid work areas that directly affect those living with the diseases at country level, especially in the global south.

In 2015 the Communities Delegation reconstituted itself to serve its seat on the Unitaid Board and is hosted by GNP+ based in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information about the Delegation’s mission, vision, goals and charter, please find our Delegation Handbook here.

The Communities Delegation would like to recruit additional members from under-represented regions and disease areas and hereby issues a new open call soliciting applications. The Terms of Reference for the Delegation members can be found in the Delegation Handbook with a description of the selection process as well as the criteria and desired profile of the members. Community members living with the diseases from Unitaid-implementing countries in Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, as well as candidates with expertise in viral hepatitis, IP, malaria and Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) are strongly encouraged to apply. You will find an overview of the Unitaid implementing countries here.

Interested community members with the above expertise and criteria are invited to submit an Expression of Interest via email to wvandevelde@gnpplus.net. Applicants will receive a form to collect contact details, expertise, as well as the answers to three questions about Unitaid, the role of the Communities Delegation and for information about priorities in one of the disease areas. Deadline for submissions is Friday March 9th COB.

Please respond to my email wvandevelde@gnpplus.net if you are interested in joining the Delegation. Thank you!

Best Regards,

Wim Vandevelde
Liaison Officer, Communities Delegation to Unitaid Board


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