About The Hepatitis Fund

We provide grants, build financing partnerships, provide technical support on health financing, and advocate for increased national and international funding to eliminate viral hepatitis now.

We allocate resources based on operational excellence, careful impact assessment and the use of best grant-making practices.

Learn more about our Strategic Plan 2022 – 2027 and 2021 Activity Report.

THF Global Ambassador

The Hepatitis Fund

Rt Hon. Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and former Administrator of UNDP, is the Global Ambassador of The Hepatitis Fund.

Helen Clark was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1999–2008 and a Member of Parliament for 27 years. She advocated strongly for economic and social justice, sustainability and climate action, and for multilateralism. Helen served two terms as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and as Chair of the United Nations Development Group from 2009-2017. Earlier, Helen taught in the Political Studies Department of the University of Auckland, from which she had graduated with BA and MA (Hons) degrees.

Helen advocates for sustainable development, climate action, gender equality and women’s leadership, peace and justice, and action on pressing global health issues. In July 2020, she was appointed by the Director-General of the World Health Organisation as Co-Chair of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response. She chairs the boards of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, and other public good organisations and initiatives.

Board of directors

Gregg H. Alton


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Manal El-Sayed

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Charles Gore

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Gottfried Hirnschall

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Kenneth Kabagambe

Hepatitis Advocate, Uganda

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Lynn Lau


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Carol Tissot

Secretary and General Counsel

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Executive team

Finn Jarle Rode

Executive Director

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Maria Carolina Salazar

Senior Grant Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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Benedetta Nirta

Fundraising Manager/Deputy Director

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Francesca Da Ros, Communications Manager, The Hepatitis Fund

Francesca Da Ros

Communications Manager

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Cristina Zogg

Executive Assistant

Jade Chakowa

Senior Advisor, Programmes & Partnerships

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Advisory Council

Our activities span numerous hepatitis prevention and care interventions that target different populations in various geographical settings. Our Advisory Council members are experts in key programmatic aspects of hepatitis prevention and care. They are representative of the key populations affected by hepatitis and regions heavily affected by hepatitis.

Joan Block

Retired executive director, Hepatitis B Foundation

Saeed Hamid

Co-chair, Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific

Homie Razavi

Executive director, Center for Disease Analysis Foundation

Lewis Roberts

Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Cancer Center at the Mayo Clinic

Shin Young-Soo

Director emeritus, WHO Western Pacific Regional Office

Su Wang

Medical Director, Viral Hepatitis Programs