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Stefan Swartling Peterson, Chief of Health

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Stefan Swartling Peterson

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Dr Stefan Swartling Peterson was appointed Associate Director, Programme Division, and Chief of Health in April 2016.

Prior to his appointment Dr Peterson was a Professor of Global Health at Uppsala University, Sweden, and, prior to that, at the Global Health Division of Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.  He has also been a visiting professor at Makerere University in Uganda.  

As a health systems researcher and medical doctor, Dr Peterson did extensive field work in Tanzania and Uganda, and worked with different ministries of health, and organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO). He implemented projects supported by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the Gates Foundation, and the European Union. He was a co-founder of Médecins Sans Frontières Sweden and the CCM Task Force Operations Research Group.
Dr Peterson is a medical doctor with degrees in Medicine, Public Health and a PHD in International Pediatrics.

He is a national of Sweden.

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