Viviana Mangiaterra

Curriculum Vitae

Viviana Mangiaterra is SDA Associate Professor of Practice. Her collaboration with SDA Bocconi began in January 2019. She is a dedicated professional with a global career in international public health. Main focus of her work has been on strategic planning; policy development; health system strengthening; technical advice for program implementation in the field of reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health, gender, HIV and Malaria; and partnership-building with a wide range of stakeholders.

She has carried out several research projects  in key areas of public health. For the Global Fund  to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, she has led an on-going 3-year multi-country quality improvement operational research on the integration of HIV, TB and malaria services in Antenatal Care using a standards based assessment methodology. Research aims to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of integrated service delivery on outcomes and impact for the three diseases in mothers and newborns.

For the World Health Organization (WHO) she has led many research projects including , the operational research of the Reproductive Health and Research Team on Essential Medicines with main focus pre-qualification and regulatory aspects of female condoms and emergency contraception; a major research initiative, including study design, questionnaire development, surveyor training, data collection and analysis of a new methodology developed by the London School of Tropical Medicine, for an under 5 mortality household survey in 7 provinces of Indonesia; various  research protocols for the study of vitamin A, iodine deficiencies disorders in Rwanda.

She has a long and meaningful professional career in the global public health arena. She has  worked in several leading international organizations at all levels – headquarters, regional and county-based – including the World Health Organization, the World Bank and presently the Global Fund to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria.  Through this experience, she has developed proven leadership skills in building strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, as well as significant knowledge of working with funding mechanisms of major partner organizations engaged in global public health.  As such, she has established a broad network of contacts with stakeholders in the public and private sectors. In her country-based work in Rwanda, Indonesia, Moldova, Sudan, Egypt, Central Asian Republics and the Caucasus, she has directly influenced policies and the allocation of resources, provided high-quality technical advice, supported national capacity building and health systems strengthening, guided evaluation processes and performed operational researches. She has successfully lead teams with a proven track record for delivering results and success in raising resources for the identified priorities and scope of work.

She has  been  a visiting professor in Bocconi’s Masters in International Health Management, Economics and Policy (MIHMEP), she has also gained teaching experience at the Johns Hopkins, School of Advanced International Studies, co-teaching the course on Health Problems, Policies and Practices in Developing Countries.  She was also teaching at Butare University in Rwanda. She has published in Italian and in international journals more than 70 articles, mainly in the areas of public health, maternal and child health, health systems and AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

She earned a Degree  in Medicina e Chirurgica from the University of Milano; a Master in Pediatric, University of Milano, a Master in Gastroenterology , University of Milano, with residential research in child nutrition in Brussels (Hôpital St. Pierre) and in Paris (Hôpital des Enfants malades) and a Diploma in International Epidemiology at the Centre for Disease Control, Atlanta USA.