Mar 11, 2021

Dr Emanuele Capobianco, MD, Director, Health And Care, Int Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies — IFRC

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Saving Lives; Changing Minds — Dr. Emanuele Capobianco, MD, Director for Health and Care, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Dr. Emanuele Capobianco, MD, MPH, is the Director for Health and Care at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), where he leads the IFRC Global Health and Care Team and provides strategic and operational support to 192 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world in the areas of community health, emergency health and water/sanitation. He currently also leads the IFRC global response to COVID19 and the IFRC response to the Ebola outbreaks in DRC.

Before this role at IFRC, Dr. Capobianco was the Deputy Executive-Director of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, a multi-constituency partnership, hosted by the World Health Organization, and is the world’s largest alliance for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health. He joined there from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria where he worked as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Executive Director, leading the development of the 2017–2022 Global Fund Strategy.

Dr. Capobianco is a global public health expert with 20 years experience in international institutions at country, regional and headquarters level. He was the Chief of Health and Nutrition in UNICEF Mozambique, where he worked for four years to advance health outcomes for Mozambican children and women.

Previously Dr. Capobianco was at the World Bank as Senior Health Specialist, managing a large portfolio of grants, particularly in South Asia and Eastern Africa. He also worked in Somalia to support the Expanded Program on Immunization, Polio and Tuberculosis programs; and at the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean promoting the STOP TB partnership in the Middle East.

Dr. Capobianco holds a Medical Degree from Pavia University, a Master in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a MSc in Humanitarian Assistance from Rome University.

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