Mr. Legins is currently the Chief to the Supply Chain Strengthening Centre at UNICEF’s global Supply Headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. During the COVID response, he has represented UNICEF on the UN COVID Supply Chain Control Tower; co-chairs the ACT-A Health Systems Connector, Supply Chain Working Group with GAVI and the Global Fund; and co-leads efforts with GAVI, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID and World Bank GSG on Quality to prevent counterfeit and diverted COVID vaccines.
Prior, Mr. Legins worked at UNICEF Headquarters as the Global Advisor, HIV Policy and Evidence, and was Chief of HIV/AIDS at the UNICEF China office. Mr. Legins has also held positions in the World Health Organization’s Regional Office in Europe in Albania during the Kosovo war; and at the New York City Department of Public Health as a tuberculosis public health epidemiologist during the multi-drug resistant TB outbreaks; and was an HIV counsellor at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Legins received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College in ‘92, and Masters in Public Health from Yale University in ’95 and has published in the Lancet, Health Policy and Planning, JAIDS and other academic publications.