Aurélia Nguyen, a French-Vietnamese woman, and CEO of the global vaccine sharing program COVAX, is on the “TIME 100 Next” list.
Aurélia – a French woman of Vietnamese origin – was named to the “TIME 100 Next” list in 2021 by Time magazine to honor “100 individuals who are shaping the future of their fields and defining the next generation of leaders.” next”. Ms. Aurélia holds a Master’s degree in Health Policy, Planning & Finance from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics.
According to information on the website of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), Ms. Aurélia Nguyen – was appointed Executive Director of the COVAX global vaccine sharing program in October 2020. In this new position, she has the role of leading the coordination and delivery of a Covid-19 vaccine to the 190 participating economies through COVAX, the only global initiative working with governments and governments. manufactured worldwide, with the aim of ensuring fair and equal access to the Covid-19 vaccine.
COVAX is a pillar of the Global Partnership to Accelerate Access to Covid-19 Response Tools (ACT). Reportedly, this is a ground-breaking collaboration that brings together governments, scientists, businesses, civil society, donors and global health organizations to accelerate the process of ending the pandemic. epidemic.
Prior to assuming this position, Ms. Aurélia was the Executive Director of Vaccines and Sustainability at GAVI. She is responsible for coordinating the design of GAVI’s vaccine programs, and with her team in the design of financial support measures for vaccine programs and markets with the aim of increasing the number of vaccines, promoting rapid vaccination.
Before joining Gavi, Ms. Aurélia also held many positions, from 1999 to 2010 in the leading pharmaceutical company in the UK GlaxoSmithKline. At the same time, this talented woman also participates in research for the World Health Organization (WHO) on generic drug policies.
About Aurélia in Time magazine:
“It’s no exaggeration to say that the world’s health is in the hands of Aurélia Nguyen. Nguyen’s job, as COVAX chief executive officer, is to ensure a life-saving and pandemic-ending vaccine is developed against the virus. Covid-19 reaches as many people around the world as possible.Public health officials say that in today’s connected world, an outbreak anywhere is an outbreak everywhere. So, only by immunizing nearly everyone on the planet can we build a human immune wall that is harder for viruses to penetrate.
Nguyen oversees $6 billion in commitments from 98 wealthier countries to support COVAX, a joint effort of the World Health Organization, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, and Gavi – Alliance Vaccines. Since November 2020, she has led COVAX’s mission to secure and distribute free vaccines to nearly 92 countries whose smaller healthcare budgets leave them with no vaccination orders. COVAX is competing with wealthier nations that are also looking to secure their own vaccine doses, and Nguyen admits things are ‘not easy’. But by 2021, she predicts COVAX will distribute 2 billion doses to countries including India, Brazil and Nigeria.”
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