Christoph Benn

MD MPH, is the Director for Global Health Diplomacy at the Joep Lange Institute in Geneva. He has been a member of the founding board at the creation of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in 2002. As Director of External Relations of the Global Fund from 2003–2018 he has been responsible for mobilizing the financial resources for the partnership through the management of its regular replenishment cycles. Under his leadership the Global Fund has mobilized pledges and contributions of more than USD 50 billion.

Prior to the Global Fund, Christoph worked as a clinician and public health specialist in the United Kingdom, Germany and as Doctor-in-Charge of a rural hospital in Tanzania. He has more than 30 years of experience in global health with a special focus on AIDS and infectious diseases, having worked as an advisor to many public health programs in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.

At the Joep Lange Institute Christoph is focusing on accelerating UHC in LMICs through innovations in digital health and in international health financing. He firmly believes that the established models of international development financing are no longer appropriate to address the current challenges of the Covid-19 response nor the longer-term financing of SDGs. Global Public Investment is the innovative concept the world so badly needs.