GENEVA — The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) announced that David Shimkus has joined the Global Sanitation Fund as its new program director, bringing over fifteen years of experience in international health and development, according to a press release. 

Shimkus will oversee the Fund’s ongoing efforts to support community-led sanitation programs in developing countries, including resource mobilization, program monitoring and evaluation, financial management and capacity building, stated the release.

Before his new position with WSSCC, Shimkus served as senior manager of Global Health Partnerships for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), overseeing financial and program applications for collaborations between UNOPS and major global health organizations, noted the release.

“We are thrilled to have David Shimkus at the helm of WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund,” said WSSCC Executive Director Chris Williams. “He is a proven manager, leader and facilitator with a deep understanding of empowerment and community development. I am confident that under his leadership, the Fund and its partners will help end open defecation and bring sanitation equity to millions [of] more people in the developing world.”

Read the entire release here.