Viviana Mangiaterra is a specialist in international public health with a primary expertise in reproductive, maternal, child, adolescent health. 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 1987 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 was with the WHO at the HQ office from 2007 to 2013, responsible for the integration and partnerships work of the Cluster of Family, Women and Child Health with the Commission of Commodities, the H4+, HIV, Malaria programs within WHO and with other relevant partners. From 2014 to 2019 she was the Global Fund Director of RMNCH/ HSS Unit. Since January 2019 she is also Associate Professor of Practice at the SDA Bocconi University in Milan in the Division of Government , Health and Not for Profit.
During her career she has gained an extensive experience in policy and strategy development, implementation and evaluation of programs embracing reproductive, maternal and child health interventions, as well as programmatic areas related to health system strengthening and integration of disease programs into primary care platforms.