TB Alliance appoints Pietro Turilli as Head of External Affairs

“I am thrilled to join TB Alliance in its mission to end TB and develop medicines that improve treatment for the millions of people around the world who are affected each year,” said Turilli. “The world is paying attention to innovations in global health right now and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help build the political will and mobilize the resources needed to end TB.”

Turilli has experience leading global partnership and resource mobilization strategies. Prior to joining CIP, he was Head of Partnerships in the CGIAR Fund Office, affiliated with the World Bank, and he also served as Vice President of Partnerships and Business Development at Heifer Project International in Little Rock, Arkansas. Turilli obtained his bachelor’s degree in international politics from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in washington d.c.and his Masters in International Affairs from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs in New York.

“We are thrilled to have Pietro join TB Alliance,” said Dr. Mel Spigelman, President and CEO of TB Alliance. “As our treatments continue to reach more patients around the world, her experience in building global partnerships and mobilizing critical resources will help advance our vision of a world in which every person with TB is cured through to fast, effective, safe and accessible treatment.

About the TB Alliance
TB Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding fast-acting and affordable treatment regimens to fight tuberculosis. Through innovative science and partners around the world, we aim to ensure equitable access to faster, better TB treatments that will advance global health and prosperity. TB Alliance works with the support of australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (UK), Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, germany Federal Ministry of Education and Research through KfW, Global Disease Eradication Fund (Korea), Global Health Innovative Technology Fund, Indonesia Health Fund, Irish aidKorea International Cooperation Agency, Medical Research Council (UK), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs and United States Agency for International Development. For more information, visit www.tballiance.org.

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Shirlene J. Manley