Executive Office

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Office of GAVI's Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer

The Executive Office (EO) is the office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), who leads the GAVI Alliance Secretariat and is a member of the GAVI Alliance Board, and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Deputy CEO), who is responsible for the operational and business development of the organisation.

Dr Seth Berkley, a medical doctor specialising in infectious disease epidemiology, became the CEO of the GAVI Alliance in August 2011. Helen Evans has been Deputy CEO since June 2009, during which time she also held the position of interim CEO between October 2010 and July 2011.

Executive Office team

GAVI's CEO and Deputy CEO are supported by the Executive Office department who provide the following functions:

  • advising the CEO and the Deputy CEO;
  • managing, prioritising and effectively coordinating information and work flow between the EO and the rest of the Secretariat, including official communications; 
  • coordinating the external engagements and briefings of the Executives.

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10 million

It is estimated that over 10 million children have been immunised against pneumococcal disease with GAVI support by the end of 2012.

WHO Department of Immunisation, Vaccines and Biologicals’ estimates and projections, as of October 2012

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