Viviana Mangiaterra is a 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. The 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 gained broad operational research experience in public healthcare in developing countries.
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 ongoing 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. Her research aims to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of integrated service delivery on outcomes and impact for these 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 a main focus on 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 and iodine deficiency disorders in Rwanda.
She has had a long and significant 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 currently 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, the 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 the strengthening of health systems, guided evaluation processes and performed operational research. She has successfully led teams with a proven track record for delivering results and success in providing 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 has also taught at Butare University in Rwanda. She has published more than 70 articles in Italian and in international journals, mainly in the areas of public health, maternal and child health, health systems and AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
She earned a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Università di Milano; a Master in Pediatrics and a Master in Gastroenterology, also from the Università di Milano, with residential research in child nutrition in Brussels (Hôpital St. Pierre) and Paris (Hôpital des Enfants malades) and a Diploma in International Epidemiology at the Center for Disease Control, Atlanta USA.