An IntraHealth International Production
Kalipso Chalkidou is the founding head of the Global Fund’s (GF) health financing department, responsible for driving the domestic resource mobilization and blended financing agenda and enhancing the GF’s application of value for money principles. Prior to this she was the director of global health policy and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and director of the global health and development group at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, helping governments build technical and institutional capacity for improving the value for money of their healthcare investment.
She has been involved in the Chinese rural health reform and also in national health reform projects in the USA, India, Colombia, Turkey, and the Middle East, working with the World Bank, PAHO, DFID, and the Inter-American Development Bank as well as national governments. Between 2008 and 2016 she founded and ran NICE International, a non-profit group within the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Kalipso is a visiting professor at Imperial College London and at Kings College London.