Stefan Swartling Peterson

Stefan Swartling Peterson

UNICEF
Chief of Health Section

Biography

Stefan Peterson is currently Chief of Health Section for UNICEF globally, based in New York. He’s 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, 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 is a Swedish national, a medical doctor with degrees in medicine, Public Health and a PHD in International Pediatrics.