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Mr. Stephen W Jarrett
Deputy Director, UNICEF Supply Division

Mr. Jarrett is primarily responsible for strategic issues and problem solving concerning the supply function in the context of UNICEF support to programs benefiting children in 160 countries worldwide resulting in over $1 billion procurement value annually. He oversees the global procurement and management of vaccines and pharmaceuticals acquired by UNICEF for over 100 developing countries, maintaining contact with senior management in pharmaceutical and vaccine companies worldwide. He also oversees the procurement services offered by UNICEF to partner agencies in international development.

Mr. Jarrett has recently completed 34 years of service with UNICEF, having worked in various capacities during this time. These have included diverse field assignments in program management in several countries in the Americas in the 1970s, and as senior health officer in China in the 1980s, supporting the achievement of universal child immunization. Prior to his current position, he was working in UNICEF as a senior adviser on health systems strengthening, with a focus on drug supply systems in sub-Saharan Africa and other low-income countries.

Mr. Jarrett holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Southampton, U.K. and a Masters in Public Health degree from Columbia University, New York, U.S.A. He has published numerous articles on immunization and health services strengthening.