By A Correspondent- ONE Campaign, a global charity organisation fighting extreme poverty and preventable diseases in Africa, has appointed Zimbabwean academic, Dr Jackie Chimhanzi, to its board of directors.
Dr Chimhanzi is the wife of former Deputy Prime Minister Professor Arthur Mutambara.
In a statement, the organisation, founded by American musician and humanitarian, Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, also announced the appointment of former Finland Prime Minister Professor Alexander Stubb to the board.
The statement read:
The ONE Campaign is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr Jackie Chimhanzi and Professor Alexander Stubb to the organisation’s board of directors.
The two new board members bring considerable leadership experience and expertise in international relations to ONE’s mission to end extreme poverty and preventable disease.
ONE Campaign acting president Tom Hart said the duo will bring its experience and expertise to the organisation.
I am delighted that Jackie and Alexander are joining our board. As global development advocates, they both bring an impressive array of experience, expertise and insights.
Their contributions will be invaluable as we stand at a critical point in the fight to end the pandemic.
Dr Chimhanzi is the chief executive of the African Leadership Institute. She also serves in a number of advisory capacities, including as an independent non-executive board member of the AdvTech Group and Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, a member of the ONE Africa Policy Advisory Board, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Africa Regional Strategy Group.
ONE has helped secure at least US$37.5 billion in funding for historic health initiatives, including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.