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Stefanie Vaccher

Senior Research Fellow, Burnet Institute
Melbourne, Australia
Stefanie  Vaccher

Dr Stefanie Vaccher is an epidemiologist and Senior Research Fellow in Immunisation and Health Systems Strengthening at the Burnet Institute. Her work aims to increase routine childhood vaccination coverage across the Pacific by working with local partners to address barriers to immunisation. She has strong data analysis and statistics skills and has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers. Originally from Australia, Stefanie has lived in Papua New Guinea for the past 2.5 years. She has previously worked on the 2019 Fiji measles outbreak and subsequent mass immunisation campaign and vaccine coverage assessments, as well as COVID-19 outbreaks and preparedness activities across Fiji and PNG. Other projects include health systems strengthening work in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, with a focus on routine immunisations.

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