• Dagfinn Høybråten

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  • As Gavi Board Chair 2011-2015, Dagfinn Høybråten guided the public-private partnership in its fight to ensure equitable access to vaccines for all the world’s children.

    Read Dagfinn’s latest article published on ‘Impatient Optimists’ -- the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation blog.
    Be bold: how Gavi will immunise another 300 million children 

  • Reflecting on five years as Board Chair

    Dagfinn Hoybraten, GAVI Board Chair

    In December 2015, Dagfinn Høybråten chaired a Gavi Board meeting for the last time before stepping down at the end of the year.

    Here he reflects on five years at the helm of the Vaccine Alliance, steering Gavi through some of the momentous events in its 15-year history.

  • @Hoybraten Twitter feed

  • Videos and galleries

    30 November 2012

    Myanmar children to benefit from pentavalent vaccine and measles second dose

    To celebrate the launch of the GAVI supported pentavalent vaccine and measles second dose in Myanmar GAVI Alliance Chairman Dagfinn Høybråten and Deputy CEO Helen Evans hosted a five-day visit to the country by six politicians from Australia and New Zealand, as well as officials from WHO, UNICEF. After decades of social and political isolation half a million children in the country will now receive protection from a range of deadly diseases including measles, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B and Hib.

    12 June 2012

    Immunisation: a matter of justice - Dagfinn Høybråten

    Dagfinn Høybråten, Chair of the GAVI Alliance Board, delivers his message from the 2011 Annual Progress Report

    20 February 2012

    Voice of America interviews Dagfinn Høybråten

    Interview with GAVI Alliance Board Chairman Dagfinn Høybråten on Voice of America. 

  • Dagfinn Høybråten's blog


    Visit Mr Høybråten's blog to read first-hand about his work for Gavi 

    "No better investment" -- inspiring visit to Laos -- read on RESULTS.org.au.

  • Driving Force


    Download the chapter “The Miracle of Vaccines” from Dagfinn’s book, “Driving force”.

    The excerpt has been made available by kind permission of publisher Cappelen Damm.

  • About Dagfinn Høybråten

    3 March 2013 – now

    Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers

    2011 - 2015

    GAVI Alliance Board Chair

    October 2011 – March 2013

    Vice President of the Norwegian Parliament


    Appointed as a GAVI Alliance Board member

    23 Jan 2004 – 30 Apr 2011

    Leader of the Christian Democratic Party, Norway

    18 Jun 2004 – 17 Oct 2005

    Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Norway

    19 Oct 2001 – 18 Jun 2004

    Minister of Health, Norway

    17 Oct 1997 – 17 Mar 2000

    Minister of Health and Social Affairs, Norway

    1997 - 2004

    Director General of Norway Social Security Administration

    1991 - 1997

    Member of the Board of Governors of Norway's Central Bank

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