Global Fund 10th Anniversary Media Briefing

WASHINGTON: On the week marking the 10 year anniversary of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Professor Jeffrey Sachs and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister of Health for Ethiopia and former board chair of the Global Fund, will participate in a media briefing by teleconference to discuss the current funding crisis that has forced the Global Fund to stop making new grants for the next two years.


The Global Fund has financed and catalyzed unprecedented success over the past decade, and currently saves an estimated 100,000 lives each month. Now, due to projected donor funding shortfalls, new Global Fund efforts to scale-up life-saving health programs are in jeopardy. 
What:  Media briefing call highlighting the Global Fund’s success over the past decade and the struggle it now faces due to the current funding crisis
Who:   Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
            Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister of Health for Ethiopia

Joanne Carter, Executive Director, RESULTS Educational Fund; member of the Strategy, Impact and Investment Committee of the Global Fund board

When: 10:00 ET/15:00 GMT/16:00 CET/18:00 EAT Thursday, January 26, 2012
How:   To join the media teleconference, please dial 1.888.409.6709 (toll free) or +1.816.249.4915 (international) and enter conference ID number 46443308. Please RSVP to Blair Hinderliter at if you plan on joining the call or if you need assistance in joining the call (i.e., would need to be dialed out to).

International dial-in numbers for your convenience: France: 0800909322; UK: 08000288438; Switzerland: 0800891753

RESULTS Educational Fund ( is committed to educating the public, the media, and leaders about issues related to poverty and hunger in the United States and abroad. We hold public forums, train citizens in democracy, hold media conference calls to share the latest information, and produce quality oversight research to determine the effectiveness of programs for the poor.

For more information, contact:

Blair Hinderliter
RESULTS Educational Fund
+1 202 783 4800 x126


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Born and raised in Kenema district, eastern Sierra Leone, Othman Sheriff began practicing journalism during his school days as a youthhood hobby. With a bachelor's degree in mass-media and communication, and a Master’s degree in development and peacebuilding, Sheriff is the Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Critique Echo Newspaper. While tirelessly using journalism as a tool to place his country’s socioeconomic and political landscape under a magnifying glass, Sheriff is deeply involved in community development projects. Over the years, Sheriff has formulated and implemented billions of Leones worth of development projects with funds from Europe and USA. He is chiefly focused on community infrastructural development and economic resuscitation projects, fostering interethnic, interreligious and sociocultural cohesion among the young population in Kenema district. Sheriff is a member of many international peacebuilding initiatives including the United Religious Initiative (URI), International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP), Intercultural Leaders Network and Youth Solidary Fund program of the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC)

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