November 8, 2023
Marijke Wijnroks, M.D., is head of strategic investment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund). The Global Fund raises and invests nearly $4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in countries and communities most in need.
Wijnroks has more than 25 years of experience in global health and development work, serving in the government, at the United Nations, and in civil society, and working in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. Previously, she was ambassador for HIV/AIDS and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and deputy director of the Social Development Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands. There she oversaw policy and strategy development in areas related to HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and civil society; advised senior leadership on development and health issues; and represented the Dutch government on the boards of several leading organizations, including the Global Fund, Gavi, and UNAIDS.
She earned a medical degree from Maastricht University in the Netherlands and a degree in tropical health and medicine from the Institute for Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium.