Carl Manlan

COO, Ecobank Foundation

Carl Manlan is COO of Ecobank Foundation. An economist, he was previously executive secretary at Africa against Ebola Solidarity Trust, set up to harness African financial resources to drive the post-Ebola response, particularly health-system strengthening. Prior to that, he was technical advisor to the executive secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Manlan has facilitated negotiations to advance public health goals of Benin, the Abidjan Lagos Corridor Organization, Senegal, and Guinea Bissau. Over the past decade, he has focused on developing systems to improve public health financing, mostly at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He suggests looking at development as “creating wealth, not reducing poverty.”

 
 
 
 
 

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