Global Fund Bestows High Praise for Haiti's Fight against Infectious Diseases
The Office of the President
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 5:42 PM';
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (defend.ht) - At a conference in Washington D.C., Global Fund Grants Management Director, Mark Eldon-Edington gave the highest praise to Haiti's Multisectoral Coordination Committee being managed by the First Lady, Sophia Martelly. In his declaration, Eldon-Edington said the institution has gone from "dysfunctional" to one of the most functional in the world, top 10 percent.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012: The Office of CCM-Haiti (Multisectoral Coordination Committee) chaired by the First Lady of the Republic, Mrs. Sophia Martelly, had a meeting, on June 26, with the delegation headed by Mark Eldon-Edington of the Global Fund and Ambassador Erick Goosby of PEPFAR. Important positive messages in regard to the functioning of CCM-Haiti and cooperation between Haiti and the Global Fund have been forwarded to officials in the delegation.
Following the visit to Haiti, Mr. Eldon-Edington, Director, Division of Grants Management of the Global Fund, who was speaking at the opening of a conference in Washington DC, had the opportunity to make some very positive statements about the new team at CCM-Haiti and took the opportunity to invite the CCMs of other countries to follow suit.
The Head of the Division of Grants Management Global Fund continued by emphasizing the seriousness and determination of the new team in Haiti:
"I met the CCM of Haiti last Wednesday and two things have impressed me. The first is that they take strategic oversight function very seriously. They are now very demanding about the information they deem necessary to enable them to fulfill this oversight role, which is impressive. The second is that they are determined to be the co-custodians of the national strategy for the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria with the MSPP. They want a say in the implementation of strategies and how PEPFAR, the Global Fund and the MSPP invest the funds made available to Haiti to fight against these three diseases. It was a group of people really impressive especially when you consider the history of CCM." - Mark Eldon-Edington
The First Lady of the Republic, in her efforts to provide a better life for the people, does not intend to stop halfway. She continues to engage in the fight against the eradication of HIV transmission from mother to child and also wants to eliminate all forms of discrimination against those infected.
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