Robin Nandy, Principal Adviser and Chief of Immunization
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Dr Robin Nandy was appointed Principal Adviser and Chief of Immunization at UNICEF Headquarters in December 2015. Prior to this, from 2011 - 2015, he was the Chief of Child Survival and Development in UNICEF Indonesia. Before his position in Indonesia, Dr Nandy led the Global Polio Eradication Initiative at UNICEF Headquarters from 2010-2011 and was the team leader for Health in Emergencies from 2006 - 2011.
Dr Nandy is a medical epidemiologist and public health physician with an extensive background international public health, particularly in the areas of immunization and in humanitarian health response.
Before joining UNICEF, he worked from 2002 - 2006 as a medical epidemiologist at the Global Immunization Division of the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. From 1998 - 2002 he worked at both the country and headquarters level with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and 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 (1990) followed by an MPH at the Nuffield Institute for Health, Leeds, UK (1996). He also completed the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Fellowship at the CDC (2002-2004).
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