Technical Advisor, Immunisation
Anne McArthur-Lloyd is an experienced international healthcare project professional, with significant understanding of the immunisation and healthcare systems in northern Nigeria. She currently serves as Immunisation Advisor on the European Union Support to Immunisation Governance in Nigeria (EU-SIGN), a project that provides support to immunisation and PHC strengthening in 24 Nigerian states. She served as the Senior Technical Adviser on Immunisation under the PRRINN-MNCH programme since the start of the programme, providing on-going support to the State Team Managers on implementation and strengthening of immunisation activities (cold chain management, vaccine distribution, data management and service delivery); strategising and planning for increased immunisation coverage and access; and providing technical assistance on immunisation policy issues, assessments, and coordination with other global immunisation partners. She also provides technical support to PATH’s Human Papilloma Virus vaccine project, working with countries to establish demonstration projects and managing immunisation coverage surveys.
Previously she was a Public Health Officer for Immunisation, Malaria Control, Gender and Reproductive Health Programs at PATH (2006-2010) were she worked across PATH projects to provide technical guidance; strengthen immunisation systems and delivery: develop strategies and work plans; develop and manage study protocols; and managed and provided technical support for immunisation related consultancies. Ms McArthur-Lloyd has substantial experience in developing materials and providing technical assistance on immunisation training, supportive supervision, conducting training needs assessments, and developing capacity building strategies.
Between 2004 and 2006, as Program Associate for the Immunisation Solutions Strategic Program (IMM) at PATH, she coordinated with GAVI, WHO, UNICEF, and other global institutions on training, immunisation financial sustainability planning, and comprehensive multi-year planning related to new vaccine introduction. She was responsible for identifying, implementing and assessing country activities as well as developing and facilitating new vaccine introduction training curricula in both English and French. She provided technical support to country projects in Senegal, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. She also Developed and managed e-learning modules with technical experts and computer specialists and provided editorial review and learning strategies. In addition to technical activities, Ms McArthur-Lloyd has proven experience and success developing and monitoring program budgets up to $1,000,000; managing and supervising staff in PATH field offices; and identifying and responding to opportunities for additional program funding from a range of donors.
Prior to PATH, she worked for six years at the Academy for Educational Development (AED) as Program Associate and Program Officer on nutrition and child survival projects. Ms McArthur-Lloyd has an MSc in Public Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where her Master’s project was: Assessing the impact of polio eradication initiative activities on routine immunisation in Jigawa, Katsina and Zamfara States, Nigeria. She is a skilled communicator with the ability to coordinate with donors, multilateral organizations, host-country governments, and in-country partners.