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.
THF Global Ambassador
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
Our activities span numerous hepatitis prevention and care interventions that target different populations in a wide range of geographical settings. Our Advisory Council members are experts in key programmatic aspects of hepatitis prevention and care and are representative of the key populations affected by hepatitis and regions heavily affected by hepatitis.
Retired executive director, Hepatitis B Foundation
Co-chair, Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific
Executive director, Center for Disease Analysis Foundation
Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Cancer Center at the Mayo Clinic
Director emeritus, WHO Western Pacific Regional Office
Medical Director, Viral Hepatitis Programs