Harry van Schooten
Harry supports the European Vaccine Initiative (EVI) by helping to identify possible donors and international opportunities for EVI to strengthen and develop its network and heighten visibility in the public sector and the scientific community at large.
Harry has worked on several occasions for Médecins sans Frontières in Amsterdam, Peru and Belize 1986 - 1990, before joining the German Technical Agency for Development Cooperation as Senior Public Health Advisor for and Director of projects in Nicaragua and Colombia 1992 - 1998. In 1998, Harry joined the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ International Development Co-operation (DGIS) as Senior Health Advisor before establishing EUVADIS in 2008, a small independent consultancy firm, which provides institutional support in Europe to public-private partnerships for product development in the area of vaccine Research & Development for neglected and poverty related diseases. Until the summer of 2010 he continued to work for DGIS two days a week.
Harry graduated as a Medical Doctor in 1985 at the Medical Faculty of the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and obtained a Master of Public Health degree in 1991from the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam. This was followed by a certificate from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a MSc in Business Administration in 2005 from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam.