Anuradha Gupta

President, Global Immunization
Sabin Vaccine Institute

Anuradha Gupta joined the Sabin Vaccine Institute as President of Global Immunization in October 2022. A veteran public health leader, Anuradha has in her previous roles spearheaded a host of successful global initiatives to improve the health of women and children and harness the full power of vaccines. Her work has created profound impact at a global scale, saving and improving millions of lives.

Prior to Sabin, Anuradha spent several years at Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, as its deputy CEO. She is globally acclaimed for her efforts to center Gavi policies, programs, and partnerships around vaccine equity, gender and communities. She also pioneered the concept of zero-dose children – an idea that is both audacious and ambitious for its focus on children who have not received even a single dose of the most basic vaccines. The multi-dimensional impact and importance of reaching these children with vaccines and other essential services was widely embraced and zero-dose children are now front and center of the Global Immunization Agenda 2030 and incorporated into country programs. She was also the guiding force behind Gavi’s $500 million Equity Accelerator Fund which includes an innovative initiative aimed at reaching zero-dose children in conflict zones and drought-afflicted areas in the Sahel region and the Horn of Africa.

In recognition of the enormous impact created by her work, in 2021, Anuradha received the University of Wollongong’s Alumni Award for Social Impact. As a testament to her ability to forge strong partnership with countries to save lives, she was conferred the highest civilian award for public service by the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Cross of Labour by the President of Laos for contributions to the health of the people in that country. She was most recently awarded the Advance Global Australian Award, another stellar recognition of the global impact of her many accomplishments.

Event Schedule

18 July 2023
Start Time End Time Session Description Action
12:30 pm EEST 02:00 pm EEST Women Deliver: Meeting women & girls wherever they are: advancing equitable access to care through innovative solutions
Side Event
Kigali Convention Center - Room MH 4-2

In line with the conference’s high-level themes (Spaces, Solidarity and Solutions) the session will focus on the opportunities to provide equitable access to care in Read More

Natasha Sunderji

Managing Director, Accenture Development Partnerships

Global Health Lead

Anuradha Gupta

President, Global Immunization

Sabin Vaccine Institute

Jacque Caglia

MPH, Director of Learning, Communications, and U.S. Programs

MSD for Mothers

Angela Nguku

Executive Director

White Ribbon Alliance, Kenya


Magdalene Dorto

Not applicable Not applicable

Deborah Nyirenda

Not applicable Not applicable

Yashmin Fernandes

Director Women's Digital Financial Inclusion Hub, Women's World Banking

Stella Anyangwe

End Polo Now Coordinator Rotary International

Blandine Umuziranenge

Founder and CEO Kosmotivr

Taryn Russell

Deputy Executive Director Results Canada

Djeinaba Kane

Advocacy & Partnership Lead AfricaNenda

Rafiat Akinokun

Youth Advorate and cub's health nurse

Melania Chiponda

Gender and Climate Advisor The African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

Aries Setiadi

Managing Director Fintech Association Indonesia

Claude Mambo Muvunyi

Director General Rwanda Biomedical Center

Hanna Lemma

Co-founder & Contributor Addis Powerhouse

Kathryn Toure

Regional Director, Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office IDRC

Dr. Lisa Avery

Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba; Director Africa Initiatives

Carmen Correa

CEO Pro Mujer

Tawakkol Karman

Nobel Peace Price Laureate Tawakkol Karman Foundation

Anis Farid

Research Project Manager Women's Aid Organisation

Patricia Elias

Every Woman International Lawyer; Chief, Global Diplomatic Campaign

Lipi Rahman

Executive Director, Badabon Sangho Every Woman Indrani Fellow

Kigali Convention Center - KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali, Rwanda