As a Senior Health System Strengthening Specialist, Dorothy Leab designs and implements interventions to improve the performance of health systems at the national level. She provides technical support to high-performing health workforces through capacity building.
Likewise, she delivers technical assistance in the areas of health advocacy and policy, quality of health service delivery, and equitable access to medicine and vaccines with good procurement and supply systems. Since August 2015, Dorothy Leab has been working as a UNICEF consultant in the framework of the comprehensive Effective Vaccine Management Initiative. In particular, she has provided technical support to National Logistic Working Groups (NLWGs). Dorothy has over 20 years of experience in designing and managing successful public health and capacity-building projects in more than 20 countries across Africa and Asia. She led fundraising campaigns for multiple projects supported by Save the Children, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNICEF, WHO, World Bank, UNESCO, Biocodex, GSK, and Sanofi.
Dorothy received the 2014 Gates Vaccine Innovation Award in recognition of her engagement in EPIVAC, an on-the-job training program for district medical officers to improve immunization program performance in 11 Francophone African countries.
Dorothy holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Economics from the University of Paris XII in France.