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Peter Navario

Executive Director, HealthRight International


Peter Navario is the Executive Director of HealthRight, a global health NGO dedicated to ensuring that marginalized communities have equal opportunity to live healthy lives. Peter and HealthRight believe HOW you implement is as important as WHAT you implement, and are pioneering a more effective, efficient, and sustainable model for global health NGOs. Ask him about it. HealthRight’s strategic partnership with New York University, where Peter is also a professor of public health, brings together vulnerable communities, cutting edge research and development expertise to solve some of global health’s toughest challenges. Peter was previously a Technical Advisor at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and a Fellow in Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Undergirding his more recent work on program, 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,, and Global Health Magazine. Peter holds degrees from Lehigh, Yale and the University of Cape Town.

Regional Focus

Central and Southern Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, Europe, North America, Southeast Asia