Ms Emily Bancroft | President

Ms Emily Bancroft, President, VillageReach

Emily is responsible for business operations and oversight of VillageReach’s programs across sub-Saharan Africa in order to transform access to quality healthcare at the last mile. A leader in systems change, much of Emily’s work is focused on aligning governments, donors, private sector partners, and NGOs to help scale and sustain innovations.   Emily is recognized for her leadership in improving immunization supply chains in low-and- middle income countries. She was a forerunner in the development of a global supply chain strategy, serving on Gavi’s supply chain strategy steering committee and increasing efforts to ensure that new vaccines, once introduced, reach those at the last mile.   Emily joined VillageReach in 2010, and served as Director of the Health Systems Group before becoming Vice President in 2015. Prior to joining VillageReach, Emily worked with the International Training and Education Center on Health (I-TECH), Physicians for Human Rights, and NPower. Emily is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Health Services of the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. Emily has an MPH from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine and a BA from Princeton University.


DC Co-conference Day 2 April 4 @ 11:40

Redesigning immunization supply chains in low and middle-income countries: a case study

  • What is the current scope of the problem
  • What level of change is needed
  • Promising examples of change in sub-Saharan Africa

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