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    Nina Schwalbe

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    Nina joined UNICEF at headquarters in New York in February 2014 as the principal advisor for health. In this role, she works to prioritize among the many health activities with which UNICEF is engaged and review areas where the organization could more effectively scale up efforts currently underway.

    Nina has spent 25 years in international health, most recently as a member of the GAVI Alliance's executive management team, leading the policy and performance team. Her areas of responsibility included market shaping, strategic planning, performance management, policy development, and monitoring and evaluation. Prior to joining GAVI in 2008, Nina directed the policy department at the Global Alliance for TB drug development. She came to the TB Alliance from the network of Soros' Foundations, where she directed the global public health programme focused on TB, HIV/AIDS, and vulnerable populations. Nina has also worked in maternal health and family planning, first with the Population Council and then with AVSC International (now EngenderHealth), and with refugee populations in Thailand.

    Nina holds degrees from Harvard and Columbia Universities and is member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has served as faculty member of the department of Population and Family Health at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health and on programme committees for Doctors of the World USA, the Open Society Institute, and Treatment Action Group as well as on the boards of the Stop TB Partnership, the European Observatory for Health Care Reform, AIDS Foundation East/West, the Open Health Institute in Moscow, and International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Coalition.