My name is Silvia Theodoridis. I work for PATH as Global Advocacy Officer since May 2010 bringing a diverse set of skills on development and global health-related issues as well as a specific expertise in parliamentary advocacy and communications. I currently work on the Accelerated Vaccine Introduction initiative (AVI) which aims to accelerate the introduction of life-saving vaccines (pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines) in GAVI-eligible countries to prevent children from dying of pneumonia and diarrhea- top child killers in the world.
Prior to PATH, I worked at the European Parliament and as an Advocacy Officer for the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF), where I was leading a malaria project, and served as a focal point for EPF communications with the Global Fund and the GAVI Alliance Secretariat. I worked with NGOs and Parliamentarians on a variety of issues, including malaria, sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV/AIDS, vaccines and immunisation. Previously, I worked with Amnesty International’s French Section developing a report on domestic violence that contributed to later legislation. I hold a BA in International and European Law as well as MA in Comparative Public Law of European States from the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne.