Advancing the Vaccine Law Dialogue

Pre-conference: September 13 Washington, D.C.

Dr. Daniel Ali, PhD

Dr Daniel Ali, PhD

Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins University


Dr. Daniel Ali is an Assistant Scientist at the International Vaccine Access Center within the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Ali holds a PhD in Public Health from Walden University in the USA, a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Usman Danfodio University in Nigeria, a Master of International Affairs and Diplomacy (MIAD) from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria, and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.

Prior to his current role, Dr. Ali served as a National Professional Officer in Immunization at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, for 17 years. During this time, he provided technical assistance to Nigeria’s Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) program on the introduction of new vaccines such as Rota, Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV), Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), and COVID-19 vaccines.

Dr. Ali served as a member of multiple technical working groups related to immunization in Nigeria, including the Strategic Working Group on COVID-19 vaccination. He also offered technical assistance to the EPI team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the introduction of HPV and Measles Containing Vaccine second dose (MCV2) into their EPI Schedule, as well as in the development of a comprehensive multi-year plan (cMYP) for The Gambia.

Currently, Dr. Ali is providing technical support for routine immunization and COVID-19 vaccination programs in Madagascar and contributing to COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Tanzania through the USAID-funded MOMENTUM project.