Our speaker, Lynda Arthur is the Africa Implementation & Access Lead, Vaccines for Johnson & Johnson’s Global Public Health (GPH) Organization. She is based in Accra, Ghana. In her role, she supports the development of and is responsible for the implementation of GPH’s vaccine access and value beyond product strategies in sub-Saharan Africa, including providing strategic recommendations on public health policies, gathering insights and intelligence on vaccines and vaccination at the last mile.
Lynda holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from King’s College, University of London and a Master’s in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and an MBA from Lancaster University.
Lynda started her career as a Pharmacist working in both Hospital and Retail Pharmacy in the United Kingdom before relocating to Ghana. Her work in the Public Health began in Ghana and spans an 18-year period across Sub‐ Saharan Africa with Not-for-Profit Organizations, Government Agencies and Pharmaceutical Industries. A proven entrepreneur, she also established two Retail Pharmacy Businesses in Ghana, which she ran for ten years.
Prior to joining Johnson and Johnson, Lynda was the Program Director for the Ghana Access & Affordability Research Program funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and three Bio‐ Pharmaceutical Companies – Pfizer, MSD & Sanofi.
Lynda has a wealth of experience in Advocacy, Partnership Building, Public Health Program Development, Project Management, Market Access, Training health care professionals & workers, Resource Mobilization and Research. She is a registered member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, a Reproductive Health Advocate.
Lynda is passionate about the development of Africa & mentoring young people to be change makers.
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Date: March 3, 2022
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Speaker: Lynda Arthur