Executive Director, HealthRight International
Peter Navario is the Executive Director of HealthRight International, a global health NGO dedicated to empowering marginalized communities to live healthy lives. Peter is also the Director of Global Health Strategy and Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU’s College of Global Public Health. Peter was previously a Technical Advisor at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in New York, where he held various portfolios including the UN post-2015 development agenda/Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 2011 UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, and the UN Secretary-General's Global Strategy on Women's and Children's Health. Prior to UNAIDS, Peter was a Fellow in Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he published, lectured and convened meetings with leaders on U.S. development assistance for HIV/AIDS and global health. Undergirding his more recent work on policy and thought leadership is ten years in the field implementing and evaluating HIV prevention, care and treatment programs across sub-Saharan Africa. Peter is on the editorial board of the journal Global Health Governance, and has written on AIDS policy and other global health issues in various publications including the Lancet, Nutrition, the Huffington Post, cfr.org, and Global Health Magazine. Peter holds a BA from Lehigh University, an MPH in Global Health from Yale University, and a PhD in Health Economics from the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town.