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Dr. Mickey Chopra took up his post as Chief of Health and Associate Director of Programmes at UNICEF’s New York Headquarters in August 2009, leading the agency’s work on maternal, newborn and child health, immunization, paediatric HIV/AIDS, and health systems strengthening, policy and research.
Prior to his appointment to UNICEF, Dr. Chopra was the director of the Health Systems Research Group of the South Africa Medical Research Council.
A British national, Dr. Chopra is qualified as a medical doctor with an additional degree in medical sociology from the University of Southampton in England. After completing his internship, he went to work as a district medical officer in the rural health district of Hlabisa, South Africa. He had a particular focus on child health and nutrition programmes and received his Diploma in Child Health during this time.
After receiving his Masters in Public Health (Primary Health in Developing Countries) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1997, he joined the nascent School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. In 2008, he earned his PhD from Faculty of Medicine, University of Uppsala in Sweden.
Dr. Chopra has published over 70 international peer-reviewed papers and contributed to numerous book chapters concerned with international child health and nutrition. He currently lives in New York with his wife and two children.
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