As a mother of two children I have always been inspired by the power of mothers. We will move mountains to protect our children and ensure they have a healthy shot at life. This is what attracted me to the United Nations Foundation and the Shot@Life campaign. Since joining the team earlier this month, I have become engrossed in the challenges facing our world’s children. To think that one in five children lack access to life-saving vaccines, and as a result, will often die before their fifth birthday, continues to be one of the most devastating realities I struggle with.
Throughout my career I have worked to build brands and create partnerships, and as Deputy Director, I look forward to bringing this experience to the Shot@Life team to educate, advocate and raise awareness for childhood vaccines in developing countries. With the Shot@Life community in our corner, I know we can support the work of the UN and partners to create change for millions of mothers and children around the globe.