Deputy CEO, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance
Anuradha Gupta is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
Since joining Gavi in 2015 Anuradha has been leading efforts to better integrate support to countries within Gavi’s strategy. In particular she has played a pivotal role in setting up a new model of country-level Alliance support through the establishment of a Partners’ Engagement Framework. At the same time, she has helped improve country ownership and leadership of Gavi-supported programmes through the development of new country-focussed approaches.
Prior to joining Gavi, Anuradha served as Additional Secretary at the Indian Ministry of Health, and Mission Director of the National Health Mission where she ran the largest – and possibly most complex – public health programme in the world with an annual budget of US$ 3.5 billion.
A passionate and influential advocate of women, young girls and children, Anuradha played a leading role in India’s efforts to eradicate polio transmission and has contributed towards a number of important global health initiatives including Co-Chairing the Partnership for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (PMNCH), serving as a member of the Steering Committee of the “Child Survival Call to Action” at the invitation of Secretary of State Clinton, Co-Chairing the Stakeholder Group for the London Family Planning Summit 2020, and as a member of the Family Planning 2020 Reference Group.