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Elizabeth Thrush

Elizabeth has over 14 years of experience working with multilateral partnerships for global health, immunization, and polio eradication. As the Senior Officer for Polio and Immunization Advocacy at the UN Foundation, Elizabeth provides strategic insight and operational support for activities supporting polio eradication and broader UN global health goals. She oversees a range of immunization grants, co-chairs a Civil Society Working Group on Polio Integration and Transition, and collaborates closely with UN Foundation's advocacy team, the Shot@Life campaign, civil society organizations, and other external partners to drive increased political will and funding for global immunization programs. Prior to joining the UN Foundation, she worked on the Immunization Team at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, where she helped coordinate the yearly flagship campaign, Vaccination Week in the Americas, and supported countries in the region with the introduction of the inactivated poliovirus vaccine and switch from trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine. Elizabeth holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from The George Washington University (GWU), where she also currently teaches a course on Vaccinology, alongside the course director, Dr. Jon Andrus. Elizabeth has published articles on immunization and polio in various scientific journals and authored blogs for the UN Foundation and other global health partners.