Ms. Ria Grant, member of the Developing Country NGO Delegation on the Board of the Global Fund Board passed away after a battle with cancer on the 17th November 2015.
Ria was the Director of TB Care Association for 30 years and joined the Developing Country NGO Delegation in 2009, during which we served as the Communications Focal Point from 2011 to 2014.
Ria was a strong advocate on TB issues, and communities involvement in TB country programming, and an ally on Human Rights and gender equality. Ria was also a resilient spirit, was always welcoming with her good cheer, and her smile and positivity was contagious.
The Communities Delegation shares the sorrow and offers its most heartfelt condolences to Ria’s family, friends and colleagues. Members of the Communities Delegation will miss her dearly.