Stefan Swartling Peterson
leg. läk., MPH, PhD
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Stefan Swartling Peterson trained as a public health physician in Sweden, did his MPH at Harvard and PhD in Central African Republic and Tanzania. With a background in IMCI he has >10 years’ experience of doing research with colleagues at Makerere University in Uganda with a focus on febrile illness in children – esp pneumonia and malaria, as well as new born health, primarily as health systems studies, in what is now known as Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM). A major current interest is in district capacity to implement services, and the use of local data to set priorities and drive quality improvement interventions, with on-going EU and Gates funded studies in Uganda and Tanzania. Stefan coordinated the development of the research collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and Makerere University with 50 PhD students, research infrastructure in a Health and Demographic Surveillance Site, and a joint PhD degree based on peer-reviewed publications. He continues to pursue collaborations for mutual research capacity development with partners and colleagues primarily in Low Income countries, and teaches at undergraduate, masters and PhD level.
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