The pre-board consultative meeting was held on Thu Sep 10, 2015 in Khartoum with an opening remark by Ms. Aida Kurtovic the vice-chair of the board of the Global Fund. She expressed her enthusiasm for being in such an important regional meeting and promised to help the outcomes of this consultation to be considered in next board meetings and planning of the GF.
Dr Ben Ammar the alternative board member from EMR and Dr Sajid Ahmed from Pakistan chaired the session. In a consultative process the participants contributed to dfevelopment of a position paper for EMRC with regard to major challenges and developments in the GF programs globally and those specific to the region.
The meeting was followed by a lunch reception by Federal Minsitry of Health at ElHosh traditional restaurant with presence of some diplomatic missions from the region including the ambassadors (or alternates) of Tunisia, Somalia, Djibouti, Iraq, Qatar, Emirates and Iran.