Anuradha Gupta is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Since joining Gavi in 2015 Anuradha has been leading efforts to better integrate support to countries within Gavi’s strategy. In particular she has played a pivotal role in setting up
a new model of country-level Alliance support through the establishment of a Partners’ Engagement Framework. At the same time, she has helped improve country ownership and leadership of Gavi-supported programmes through the development of new country-focussed approaches.
Prior to joining Gavi, Anuradha served as Additional Secretary at the Indian Ministry of
Health, and Mission Director of the National Health Mission where she ran the largest – and possibly most complex – public health programme in the world with an annual
budget of US$ 3.5 billion.
During this time Anuradha played a leading role in India’s efforts to eradicate polio
transmission. She also led efforts to pioneer free care for more than 165 million
pregnant mothers and children; to introduce universal child health screening for 270
million children, and to design an innovative health programme for 350 million
A passionate and influential advocate of women, young girls and children, Anuradha
has assumed an important role in a number of global health initiatives including Co-
Chairing the Partnership for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (PMNCH), serving as a member of the Steering Committee of the “Child Survival Call to Action” at the
invitation of Secretary of State Clinton, Co-Chairing the Stakeholder Group for the
London Family Planning Summit 2020, and as a member of the Family Planning 2020
Reference Group.
With a Masters in English Literature from Kurukshetra University, Anuradha also holds
an MBA from the University of Wollongong in Australia, as well as Executive Education from Stanford School of Business, Maxwell School, Syracuse and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Anuradha is married with two children. She is an Indian national and speaks English,
Hindi and Punjabi.