About Dr. Viviana Mangiaterra. M.D.
Viviana is a specialist in international public health with a primary expertise in maternal, child, adolescent health and nutrition. She has a medical degree with further training (Ph.D Level) in pediatrics and epidemiology and she has worked in Italy as clinician and researcher for several years. She joined the World Health Organization in 1988 working at all levels of the WHO system, national (Rwanda and Indonesia), regional (European Region) and HQ. She worked at the World Bank as Advisor Children and Youth from 2002 to 2007. During that period she was responsible for the preparation of a comprehensive Children and Youth strategy and she was instrumental in the development of the World Development Report 2007 on Youth. She is at present with the WHO at the HQ office, responsible for the partnerships work of the Department of Making Pregnancy Safer.
During her career she has gained an extensive experience in policy and strategy development, implementation and evaluation of programs embracing maternal and child health interventions including areas often neglected such as perinatal, neonatal health, child abuse and neglect and adolescent health and development. She has a good familiarity in working together with the bi-multilateral assistance scenario and with the priorities and working mechanisms of major partner organizations in the area of children and youth.
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