Sigrun Møgedal is a former Norwegian Ambassador for Aids and Global Health Initiatives. After retirement she has been associated with the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services as a Special Advisor. She attended medical school in Oslo and spent 12 years in primary health care and health service management in Nepal. Her broad areas of engagement have been in the HIV/AIDS response, human resources for health, health and development policy, strategy and delivery, global partnerships and governance.
Dr Møgedal has been a board member of the Global Fund to fight against AIDS, TB, and Malaria (GFATM), the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA), UNITAID and the Global Forum for Health Research, and was State Secretary for International Development of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2000 to 2001. She was a lead expert in the Foreign Policy and Global Health Initiative established by Foreign Ministers of seven countries from 2006 and up to retirement, served as a Commissioner on the UiO-Lancet Commission on Global Governance for Health (2011-2013) and as a member of the writing team for the UNAIDS-Lancet Commission ³Defeating AIDS-advancing global health² (2014- 2015).
She is currently a member of the Independent Monitoring Board for the Polio Eradication Initiative, a Board Member of the Medicines Patent Pool and a Deputy Chair of the Norwegian Save the Children Board.