09 May Q & A with Seth Berkley of GAVI
John Donnelly, Global Health Magazine
Seth Berkley is the president, CEO and founder of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), a nonprofit organization working in 24 countries to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world. He is also a medical doctor specializing in infectious disease epidemiology and international health. Prior to founding IAVI in 1996, he was an officer of the health sciences division at The Rockefeller Foundation, and early in his career he was assigned as an epidemiologist at the Ministry of Health in Uganda, through the Carter Center. In August, Berkley will take up his new role as CEO of the GAVI Alliance, which is dedicated to expanding access to life-saving vaccines in 75 countries in the developing world.