A former permanent secretary to Government of India, Anuradha Gupta is currently the President of Global Immunization at the Sabin Vaccine Institute. A veteran public health leader, Ms. Gupta has in her previous roles spearheaded a host of successful global initiatives to improve the health of women, children and adolescents. Her work has created profound impact at a global scale, saving and improving millions of lives. She is leading the Global HPV Consortium to accelerate the fight against prevention of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and cervical cancer elimination.
Prior to Sabin, Ms. Gupta spent several years at Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, as its deputy CEO, where she brought laser focus on equity and gender and pioneered the concept of zero-dose children – spotlighting children who have not received even a single dose of the most basic vaccines. She also led efforts to roll out a new framework for a country-centric partners’ engagement with remarkable success.
Before her time at Gavi, Anuradha served as Mission Director of the National Health Mission of India, where she ran the largest public health program in the world and played a leading role in the country’s efforts to eradicate polio, reduce maternal and child mortality, and revitalize primary health care. Anuradha has been widely recognized for her efforts to save and improve lives and received many awards globally and from country governments for her stellar contribution to public health.
Anuradha holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wollongong in Australia and received executive education from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.