Sir Richard Feachem, Shereen El Feki Join GHFN Advisory Board

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The appointments add further distinction and more eminent talent to the international Advisory Board counseling Global Health Frontline News, an independent journalism venture specializing in global health issues worldwide..

Global Health Frontline News (GHFN), an independent non-profit video reporting unit, today announced the appointment of two new distinguished members to its Advisory Board.

The new members are: Professor Sir Richard Feachem, who served as founding Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and Under Secretary General of the United Nations, and is now Director of the Global Health Group at UCSF; and Shereen El Feki, Vice Chair, Global Commission on HIV and the Law, and a noted writer, broadcaster and academic based in Cairo, where she works on issues related to health and social welfare in the Arab region.

GHFN’s Executive Editor, Gary Strieker, said the new appointments bring two more eminent figures to the Advisory Board, a panel of respected leaders in global health and journalism which provides insight and candid counseling on the full range of GHFN’s activities – from ethical issues to the focus of its reporting assignments. “Sir Richard Feachem and Shereen El Feki also represent our first step in globalizing our Advisory Board,” he said. “This will assist us in our mission to be fully transparent and responsible for global health journalism worldwide.”

The other members of the Advisory Board are: Stephen J. Cassidy, Chief, Internet, Broadcast & Image Section, Division of Communications, UNICEF; Dr. Sue Goldie, Director, Harvard Global Health Institute; Neil Henry, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley; Dr. Donald Hopkins, Vice-President, Health Programs, The Carter Center; Joanne Silberner, former NPR Health Policy Correspondent, Artist-in-Residence, University of Washington; and Jeffrey Sturchio, former President, Global Health Council, Senior Partner, Rabin Martin.

With a mission to produce video news stories on global health issues that are largely under-reported by mainstream media, GHFN covers stories about health issues that mainly affect impoverished populations in developing nations – malaria, polio, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases, maternal and child health, and food security.

Funded by nonpartisan donors and operating independently, GHFN follows strict journalistic standards and produces high-quality video news material for broadcast globally by television networks and wide distribution on the Internet.

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