Meet our COVID-19 experts
Meet the UNICEF experts leading the fight against COVID-19 and the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
UNICEF is working to slow the spread of COVID-19 and minimize its impact on families worldwide. Right now, we are getting ready to make life-saving COVID-19 vaccines available for delivery as quickly, safely and equitably as possible.
Meet some of the people leading this historic effort.
"The fact that we have a vaccine cannot make us complacent."
Dr. Robin Nandy – Former UNICEF Chief of Immunization
"We're trying to do it to secure our futures and the futures of our children."
Gian Gandhi – UNICEF's COVAX Coordinator for Supply Division
"We have never been confronted with such urgency on a global scale and it will require all-hands-on-deck across UNICEF and our partners."
Etleva “Eva” Kadilli – Director of UNICEF Supply Division
"We have already bought more than half a billion syringes and are working to secure the required supplies for 2021."
Robert Matthews – Head of the Medical Devices Unit in UNICEF Supply Division
"A school closing down is not just a temporary inconvenience. It can change the course of a child's life."
Robert Jenkins – UNICEF Global Chief of Education
"We see now an increased eagerness from partners that favour working together towards the same objectives. It’s quite amazing to be part of it."
Mounir Bouazar – COVID-19 vaccine Global Logistics Lead in UNICEF Supply Division
"I hope we will be able to say we made a difference. To make a difference we need to be able to act very fast."
Thomas Sorensen – Senior Manager in the Cold Chain Unit in UNICEF Supply Division
"We have achieved something that has never been done before."
Ann Ottosen – Senior Manager with UNICEF Supply Division’s Vaccine Centre
"I felt so proud seeing our efforts coming to fruition, to know that UNICEF is playing a key role in ending this pandemic."
Arthur Osuji – UNICEF Ghana Supply and Logistics Specialist
"This vaccine will bring back hope for us all."
Keang Sok – UNICEF Cambodia Supply Officer
"We are sending PPE by the fastest, most cost-effective means possible."
Suvi Rautio – Deputy Director, Supply Chain at UNICEF Supply Division