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Antonia Pannell

Senior Research Officer, Immunisation and Health Systems Strengthening
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Antonia has extensive experience implementing in public health development and humanitarian programs.  

She has a Master of Public Health and over 17 years' experience in the development and humanitarian space, with a focus on malaria, vaccines and immunisation, maternal and child health and health systems strengthening. 

Within health systems strengthening, she has worked on a range of thematic issues including supply chain management of vaccines, training of healthcare workers and community health workers training, and governance of financial flow of health funds to decentralised levels. 

Antonia has extensive international experience working with NGOs,WHO and donors in South Sudan, Pakistan, Yemen, the Syria region, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania. 

  • 2008 – MSc Public Health in Developing Countries, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
  • 2004 – BA Human Sciences, Oxford University, UK
  • Sept 2023 – present: Senior Research Fellow, Immunisation and Health System Strengthening, Burnet Institute
  • 2023: Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), Canberra, Australia
  • 2019-2021: Health Program Manager, Danish Embassy, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2019: Consultant, Capacity Strengthening of NGOs on Immunisation Advocacy, African Population & Health Research Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2015-2018: Senior Country Manager, Gavi the Vaccine Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2015:  Technical Officer, Global Health Cluster, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2014: Report Writer and Editor (Consultant), International Council of Voluntary Agencies, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2013-2014: Regional Program Coordinator, Syria Regional Response, International Medical Corps, Amman, Jordan
  • 2013: Field Coordinator, International Rescue Committee, Aden, Yemen
  • 2011-2013: Internally Displaced Persons Vulnerability Assessment & Profiling Coordinator, International Rescue Committee, Peshawar/Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 2009-2011:  Program Coordinator/Technical Officer, Malaria Consortium, Juba, South Sudan
  • 2005-2009: Program Officer/Program Assistant, African Medical & Research Foundation, London, UK
  • 2004: Volunteer/Communications Assistant, Médecins Sans Frontières, London, UK