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Thabani Maphosa

Managing Director of Country Programs, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance

Zimbabwe ยท Class of 2022

Thabani is managing director of country programs at GAVI, the global vaccine alliance, where he oversees equitable distribution of vaccines distribution to some 73 to low- and middle-income countries around the world. Thabani, who previously had a long career as a food security expert and humanitarian with World Vision, says global vaccine inequity was one factor behind the loss of his own grandmother to COVID-19 last year and has vowed to redouble his efforts to ensure that immunization is seen as a central pillar of global health security.