What We Do   |   Our Team

A diverse, curious
and nimble

locally-driven and
globally-connected team

Olivier Defawe

Director, Health Systems; Solution Owner, Drones for Health

Olivier has extensive experience designing and implementing programs to improve health care delivery at the last mile, with a particular focus on immunization supply chains. With a PhD in biomedical sciences and five years of experience with the HIV Vaccine Trial Network, his programmatic expertise is paired with a scientific understanding of vaccine development that would position him well for coordination between different COVAX pillar technical working groups and sub-groups. As Director of Health Systems at VillageReach, Olivier has led supply chain design exercises in five countries, working closely with ministries of health and local partners. He founded the UAV for Payload Delivery Working Group in 2016. In addition, Olivier brings a civil society perspective to Gavi’s Immunization Supply Chain Steering Committee (iSC2).