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Global Health Lecture with Dr. Stefan Peterson, UNICEF

Updated: Oct 20, 2020

Lessons from UNICEF: Stefan Peterson’s Experience in Global Health Leadership

Join the Empower Through Health community virtually on Sunday morning, October 25, 2020 at 12pm CST for a lecture with Dr. Stefan Peterson, representative of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and WHO adviser, on global health. 

We look forward to you joining us in this lecture! 

Stefan Swartling Peterson Bio:

Stefan Peterson is the Chief of Health Section for UNICEF globally, based in New York. He is a Professor of Global Health at Uppsala University and, prior to that, at the Global Health Division of Karolinska Institute. He has also been a visiting professor at Makerere University in Uganda. As a health systems researcher and medical doctor, he has done extensive field work in Tanzania and Uganda, and has worked with different ministries of health, organizations such as WHO, and implemented projects supported by Sida, the Gates Foundation, and the European Union. He was also a co-founder of Medecins Sans Frontieres Sweden and the CCM Task Force Operations Research Group.

Stefan Swartling Peterson is a public health physician with 15 years experience of working in and with Uganda. His primary research interests are in capacity development for embedded implementation research in programming for health systems that can deliver. This includes perinatal health interventions, integrated community case management, private sector, governance, and of late also how weak health systems can tackle the growing burden of chronic, non communicable diseases, and antibiotic resistance. Stefan developed a “joint PhD degree” between Makerere University and Karolinska Institutet based on coursework and publications, which so far has 30 graduates.

Stefan is a Swedish national, a medical doctor with degrees in medicine, Public Health and a PHD in International Pediatrics.

Interested in Dr. Peterson's work? Check out these links

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