Stefan Peterson, MD, PhD


Stefan Peterson

Board Member

Chief of Health,  New York, UNICEF

Stefan Peterson is the founding center leader of the Iganga/Mayuge HDSS in Uganda, has been appointed Chief, Health Section and Associate Director, Programme Division of UNICEF.

Stefan has been a Professor of Global Health at Uppsala University and, prior to that, at the Global Health Division of Karolinska Institute. He has also been 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, organisations such as WHO, and implemented projects supported by Sida, the Gates Foundation, and the European Union.

He was also a co-founder of Medicins Sans Frontieres Sweden and the CCM Task Force Operations Research Group.

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