We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sharonann Lynch as the incoming Alternate Board Member (ABM) for the NGO Delegation to the Unitaid Board (2023 – 2024). Alongside her appointment as the new ABM, Lynette Mabote, the current ABM, will assume the role of Board Member for the NGO Delegation, while Rohit Malpani (the current BM) will step down.
Sharonann is currently the acting director at the Global Health Policy and Politics Initiative at Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. She is also a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Yale Global Health Justice Partnership. Prior to joining Georgetown, Sharonann worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for 15 years, including four years in MSF HIV and TB projects in southern Africa and as the Senior HIV and TB Policy Advisor of MSF’s Access Campaign. Sharonann was also a founding member of Health GAP.
Over the past 20 years in the global health field, Sharonann has engaged national governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, pharmaceutical corporations, diagnostic companies, and other global health actors towards realising the goal of equitable and sustainable access to medical innovations, including for HIV, TB, and more recently, COVID-19.
We are excited to have Sharonann assume this role and to help lead the NGO Delegation and help strengthen Unitaid during this critical period. Sharonann can be reached at the following email – email@example.com.