With more than half of Gavi-supported countries officially listed as fragile states, Gavi is increasingly working on several fronts to ensure vaccines still reach people living on the frontlines of humanitarian crises.
Dr Osama Mere was born in Damascus and graduated from medical college at Damascus University in 1990. For five years, he served as head of Child Health and the national manager of the Extended Programme for Immunization (EPI) in Syria. In 2015, he became the acting country representative in Yemen for WHO. We talked to him about how Gavi has adapted its health system strengthening to ensure vaccines are still being delivered despite Yemen’s ongoing conflict.
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