Former USAID Administrator Henrietta Fore replaces Tony Lake as UNICEF chief.
Geneva, 4 January 2018 – Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, has warmly welcomed the appointment of Henrietta Fore as UNICEF Executive Director.
“Henrietta’s wealth of private and public sector experience makes her an excellent choice to lead UNICEF, one of our most important Alliance partners and a lifeline to millions of children across the globe,” said Dr Berkley. “We face a host of challenges, from the threat of disease outbreaks to increasing routine immunisation coverage. I look forward to working alongside Henrietta to meet these challenges and continue to build a better future for children in the world’s poorest countries.”
“I would also like to pay tribute to Tony Lake’s leadership as Executive Director,” Dr Berkley continued. “After I was appointed as Gavi CEO in 2011 Tony was my very first meeting. I’ll never forget his unrelenting focus on reaching every child with lifesaving vaccines, a focus he maintained throughout his tenure alongside his commitment to tackling the injustices faced by children suffering conflict and war.”…