16 Feb 2017

Clark shortlisted to head global aid fund

5:34 pm on 16 February 2017

New Zealand's former Prime Minister, Helen Clark, is reportedly in the running for a high-ranking global aid job.

Helen Clark.

Helen Clark is one of three people shortlisted to head the Global Fund to fight Aids, tuberculosis and malaria. Photo: RNZ/Kim Baker-Wilson

The New York Times reports Ms Clark is one of three people shortlisted to head the Global Fund to fight Aids, tuberculosis and malaria.

She is reported to be up against a former health minister from Nigeria and a former drug executive from India.

The fund, which was formed in 2002, said it invests nearly $4 billion every year into aid programmes.

Ms Clark is stepping down from her current role with the United Nations in April.

Last year, she fell short in her bid to be the next UN Secretary-General.

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