During February and March, the Platform of Community and Civil Society Representatives in ACT-A co-leads (WACI Health, StopAIDS and GFAN) led an open and transparent process to identify and select permanent community and civil society representatives to the Health Systems Connector of the ACT-A.

The Health System Connector (HSC) – also referred to as the 4th “Pillar” – is convened by the World Bank, the World Health Organization and the Global Fund. Its purpose is to work across all the pillars (diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines) with a strong focus on country level implementation of efforts related to the roll-out of new COVID-19 technologies developed or approved, primarily in low and middle income countries where equitable access is less assured.

A high number of applications were received for this pool of candidates and the following Community and Civil Society Representatives were selected by a Committee composed of other, current C/CSO Representatives in other pillars.
Representatives will be getting up to speed in the coming weeks and fully assuming work in the connector by early May. Reminder, you can sign up here to join the conversation with C/CSO Representatives in ACT-A.

Lenio CapsaskisSave the ChildrenUK/ Global
Dr. Angela WakhweyaCAREGlobal
Evaline KibuchiStop TB Partnership-KenyaKenya
Melanie ScagliariniAction for Global HealthGlobal
Bala (K. Balasubramanian)Chennai CAB- NIRT STREAM TrialIndia
Amanda BandaWemosAfrica Region
Grana SelviWorld VisionCambodia
Wisdom KanyamulaSouthern Africa Network of Prisons, Malawi ChapterMalawi
Emily WroePartners In Healthsub-Saharan Africa
Arush LalWomen in Global HealthGlobal; USA/UK
Dr Diana N. NsubugaLiving GoodsUganda
Soufia BhamCOALITION PLUSMauritius
Cintia DantasAmericas TB CoalitionCentral/South America