Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Vol. 5 - Iss. 1 pp. 24–27
Jelena Madir is general counsel at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance created in 2000 to ensure fair and equitable access to vaccinations globally. Jelena joined as general counsel in November 2019, just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit. In the light of Covid-19, Gavi is managing the Covax Facility, which is an innovative financial mechanism to ensure all countries, including the world's poorest 92 countries, have access to the Covid-19 vaccines. This initiative included lots of unique and time-sensitive legal considerations for the new general counsel and her expanding team to consider.