Andriy Klepikov, Chair of the OAC

Andriy Klepikov is Executive director of the Alliance for Public Health (APH), one the largest HIV and TB focused NGO in Ukraine and in the entire EECA region. Being its founding director he is currently managing the organization implementing complex and comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care program as well as programs aimed at fighting TB, HCV and other deceases. His management portfolio includes nation-wide, regional and global projects.

Andriy has been involved in TBEC activities nearly from the very beginning, representing APH as one of the three anchor organizations had been serving as TBEC secretariat along with Global Health Advocates and RESULTS UK.

Besides serving as Chair of TBEC Oversight Advisory Committee (starting from October 2018), Andriy’s governance role includes Global Fund Board Member representing Developing Country NGO constituency, Member of the International AIDS Society Governing Council, Member of the Stop TB Partnership – Ukraine Coordinating Council, Trustee of PEPAL (UK), Member of the Frontline AIDS (UK) Leadership Advisory Group and Membership Committee.

Timur Abdullaev

Timur Abdullaev is a human rights lawyer and a TB/HIV activist from Uzbekistan. A TB survivor and person living with HIV, he is passionate about mobilizing and strengthening the global movement of people affected by TB while striving to make sure that TB – and TB/HIV co-infection – remain a priority in broader context of public health and universal health coverage.

Timur currently serves as a community representative on Stop TB Partnership’s Coordinating Board and as a Board member of TBPEOPLE, the global network of people affected by TB. Timur continues also his professional career as a human rights and public health consultant, working with a wide range of international development agencies and NGOs.


Patrick Bertrand

Patrick Bertrand has 20 years of experience in advocating for global health. He is the Director and founder of Global Health Advocates France. He is also a founding member of the Action for Global Health Network, a European coalition focused on achieving the health MDGs, consisting of 15 NGOs based in 5 countries.

He is also a founding member of the ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership consisting of advocacy organizations working to influence policy and mobilize resources to fight diseases of poverty and improve equitable access to health services.

Patrick is actively involved in various health-related initiatives, including being a member of the Gavi CSO steering committee as well as the selecting committee of the 5 % initiative.

Sergii Filippovych

Sergii Filippovych has more than 35 years of experience in healthcare, among which 16 years of experience in the field of TB treatment and prevention, and 13 years on coordination of grassroots, civil society and community-based organizations: both service delivery and advocacy focused around HIV and TB/HIV co-infection. He also has an extensive experience in TB policy analysis and capacity building for civil society organisations to address programmatic and policy gaps.

Throughout 2016-2018, Sergii has been involved in the oversight of the Alliance team working on the regional project TB-REP, which Alliance technically implements on behalf of TB Europe Coalition. The project covers 11 countries of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (PR PAS Center, Moldova) to ensure meaningful involvement of the civil society and grass-root organizations in the advocacy for shift to people-centred models of TB care.

He represents the TBEC through the membership of Green Light Committee.


Mike Mandelbaum

Mike Mandelbaum is Chief Executive of TB Alert, the UK’s national TB charity. He has worked in health NGOs through most of his career in areas including complementary medicine and palliative care. Mike joined TB Alert in 2008 as the organisation’s first Chief Executive.

Mike heads TB Alert’s team at its Brighton headquarters. He oversees the organisation’s international work in Africa and India – the latter in partnership with sister organisation TB Alert India – and its recent expansion into EECA and South East Asia.

TB Alert is the government’s lead NGO partner in delivering England’s national TB Strategy. Mike is a member of the national TB Programme Board, TB Delivery Board, and several regional TB Control Boards. He chairs the national TB strategy Communications steering group and leads TB Alert’s work on patient and public involvement and engagement through collaborations with various academic institutions. Mike is a Trustee of the Edinburgh-based International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

Aaron Oxley

Aaron Oxley is the RESULTS UK Executive Director. Aaron was involved with RESULTS as a grassroots volunteer in 1998. In 2005 he joined the Board and in 2009 was appointed Executive Director. He has a long career in development that began in microfinance late last century, and has helped to build organizations in the developing world to provide the poor with access to financial services including savings, loans, and insurance. More recently he has focussed his efforts on TB and is a huge fan of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, TB, and Malaria.