Julian Lob-Levyt

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Dr. Julian Lob-Levyt, "is the Executive Secretary of the Geneva-based Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI). He brings a wealth of experience to the Alliance-both from his work at the international health policy level and from his extensive work in developing countries. Until recently, Dr. Lob-Levyt, a UK national, worked for UNAIDS as Senior Policy Adviser to the Executive Director, Peter Piot. Prior to that appointment, Dr Lob-Levyt was the Chief Health and Population Adviser (latterly Chief Human Development and Health Adviser) at the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with overall policy responsibility for health, population and HIV. Dr. Lob-Levyt, has represented the UK Government and donor constituencies as a member of the GAVI Board, and as a founding board member of the Global Fund to Fight TB, AIDS, and Malaria. He has been involved in the provision of bi-lateral support to a range of public-private health initiatives such as IAVI and the International Microbicides Partnership, as well as WHO programmes including Roll Back Malaria, STOP TB, and the lymphatic filariasis and guinea worm programmes. More recently, he has worked with the UK Treasury and other donor governments on the development of new innovative financing instruments-the International Finance Facility (IFF)-aimed at increasing international development assistance to meet the Millennium Development Goals. Dr Lob-Levyt has worked in Africa, where he was the Zimbabwe-based Regional Health Adviser for the European Commission (EC). He has also worked for WHO in Cambodia, where he led a large multi-disciplinary international team working with the Ministries of Health and Finance to support a major health sector reform programme funded by DFID, NORAD, UNDP, and WHO. During the 1980s, Dr Lob-Levyt worked in Asia and the Pacific for the former UK Overseas Development Agency (ODA)." [1]

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  1. Directors, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, accessed April 29, 2008.