Fact & Action Call July 2016
Our guest speaker Helen Evans served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance based in Geneva from 2009 until her retirement in 2014. Prior to joining Gavi, she served as Deputy Executive Director at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria between 2005 and 2009. She is an expert in public health and development and social policy. In the early 1990s Helen managed the National Communicable Diseases Program in the Australian Department of Health. For seven years prior to moving to take up her position as deputy at The Global Fund she headed up the Australian Government Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.
Ms Evans has been involved in the work of a range of international health and development organisations including serving on the inaugural board of UNAIDS. Now based in Melbourne she currently acts as Special Advisor to the Gavi CEO in the Asia Pacific Region, has an honorary appointment as Associate Professor at the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne, sits on the Advisory Council of Pacific Friends of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and is a board member of The Fred Hollows Foundation and the Burnet Institute.