On September 4th this year, David Cameron re-shuffled his cabinet. He promoted, demoted an sacked ministers from every department, from health to housing. The Department for International Development was no exception. The Secretary of State, Andrew Mitchell MP was replaced by Justine Greening MP, and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Stephen O'Brien was replaced by Lynne Featherstone MP.
With new people at the top, we need to take the opportunity to deliver our messages about our key issues straight to the heart of DFID. This month we will be making the call for a renewed call for UK funding for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
As the new ministers get up to speed on all the work of the department, we need to ensure that the millions of lives the Global Fund can save is right at the top of the pile.