UNICEF Representative in Iran
Meet Dr. Robin Nandy, UNICEF Iran Representative
A Short Biography
Dr. Robin Nandy has been appointed UNICEF Representative in the Islamic Republic of Iran as of August 2021, responsible for leadership, management, strategic advocacy, resource mobilization and delivery of the country programme of assistance for children.
Prior to this, Dr. Robin Nandy was the Principal Adviser and Chief of Immunizations at UNICEF Headquarters during Dec 2015 - July 2021 where he was responsible for providing strategic vision and oversight over all aspects of UNICEF’s engagement in the global immunization arena. From 2011 to 2015, he was Chief of Child Survival and Development at UNICEF Indonesia, where he oversaw UNICEF’s multisectoral engagement in health, nutrition, WASH & HIV in the country. Previously, Dr. Nandy led the Global Polio Eradication Initiative at UNICEF Headquarters from 2010 to 2011 and was the Team Leader for Health in Emergencies from 2006 to 2011.
Dr. Nandy is a Medical Epidemiologist and Public Health Physician with an extensive background international public health, particularly in the areas of maternal, newborn & child health; immunizations and in humanitarian health and outbreak responses. He has been directly involved in a number of high profile humanitarian disaster and outbreak responses over the last two decades.
Before joining UNICEF, he worked as a Medical Epidemiologist at the Global Immunization Division of the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta from 2002 to 2006. Previous to this, he worked with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) both at country and headquarters level, as well as for the Indian Government in the Republic of Maldives. He also spent four years as a Medical Officer in various hospitals in Delhi, India, from 1990-1994.
Dr. Nandy obtained his medical degree from Mysore University, India, in 1990 followed by a Master of Public Health at the Nuffield Institute for Health, Leeds, UK, in 1996. He also completed the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Fellowship at the CDC (2002–2004).