Gavi landscapeBill was appointed the first Envoy for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI), founded by Bill and Melinda Gates, rising to Vice Chair in 2018 - 2020. Bill raises awareness about the importance of childhood vaccines in fighting major killers like pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases.

Bill became a board a member in 2015, and was appointed as Chairman of the subcommittee for unaffiliated trustees in 2016.

Bill’s video for Gavi Alliance

In the video below, Bill Roedy encourages full participation by the private sector in support of Gavi.


Appointment by Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and chair of the board of GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccinations and Immunizations), asked Bill to become that foundation’s first envoy/ambassador, to help raise its profile.

 You can download the appointment below and also view the full news article.

  Download Appointment

  Bill takes up fight against childhood disease

More about Bill & his work with Gavi

You can view Bill’s bio on the Gavi website

 June 25th 2015: Press release: Bill Roedy joins Gavi Board to help keep vaccines rocking

 May 25th 2011: Official Gavi press release: Entertainment industry leader becomes the GAVI Alliance’s first Envoy.

About Gavi Alliance

Created in 2000, Gavi is an international organisation – a global Vaccine Alliance, bringing together public and private sectors with the shared goal of creating equal access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries.

 Visit the Gavi Alliance website