Clinical Assistant Professor of Global Health
Executive Director, HealthRight International
- Professional overview
Dr. Peter Navario has extensive field experience establishing, monitoring, and evaluating HIV/AIDS treatment programs and health system capacity building across sub-Saharan Africa. He was the chair of the Botswana Ministry of Health’s National HIV/AIDS Health Professional Training Committee and lead evaluator of the World Bank’s Treatment Access Programme in Burkina Faso. As a Fellow for Global Health at the Council of Foreign Relations, he published, lectured, convened, and facilitated meetings around scaling up access to HIV/AIDS treatment with leaders from many organizations, including the Joint United Nations HIV/AIDS Program (UNAIDS). He then served as a Technical Advisor to the UNAIDS on numerous initiatives, including the the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, the 2011 UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, and the UN Secretary General’s Global Strategy on Women’s and Children’s Health.
In Ukraine, Dr. Navario researched substance use and sexual HIV risk behaviors of displaced young adults from Kiev and Donestsk regions in pre-conflict, transitions, and camp settings, in order to identify risk factors in each setting. In Kenya, he is assessing the feasibility, acceptability, and impact of pre-exposure prophylaxis on HIV risk among male sex workers.
As the Executive Director of HealthRight International, Dr. Navario partners with NYU on global health programming and research, training opportunities for future public health leaders, and thought leadership. Additionally, he is on the editorial board of the journal Global Health Governance, and has written on HIV/AIDS policy and other global health issues in various publications, including the Lancet, the Huffington Post, cfr.org, and Global Health Magazine.
BA, Psychology and French (Honors), Leigh University, Bethlehem, PAMPH, Global Health, Yale University, New Haven, CTPhD, Health Economics, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
- Areas of research and study
Applied EconomicsCost EffectivenessHealth EconomicsHealth of Marginalized PopulationHIV/AIDSHuman RightsPublic Health Policy
From the front lines of the global AIDS fightNavario, P., & Whiteside, A.
HIV/AIDS in South Africa: Improved PrognosisNavario, P.
Special report on the state of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Global Health MagazineNavario, P., Bekker, L.G., & Blecher, M.
Zimbabwe's second wave?Navario, P.
HIV Dollars: boon or black hole?Navario, P.
PEPFAR's biggest success is also its largest liabilityNavario, P.
Journal titleThe Lancet
Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: An overviewAnabwani, G., & Navario, P.
HIV/AIDS is most prevalent in Sub-Saharan Africa where, exacerbated by the presence of other common conditions such as malnutrition and opportunistic infections, it is wreaking devastation on families, communities, and nations. Just as epidemics vary by country, so do national responses to this complex emergency. This is illustrated by the cases of Botswana, South Africa, and Uganda. Nutritional and micronutrient deficiencies play an important additive role in immune degradation and impaired development in children. Careful implementation of antiretroviral drugs, complemented by simultaneous efforts to ensure proper nutrition among HIV-infected children and adults are essential components of an effective response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa and elsewhere.
Treatment and research options for paediatric HIV infection in South Africa: Towards improving careGray, C., Barker, P., Navario, P., Eley, B., Mufhandu, K., Tiemessen, C., & Meyers, T.
Journal titleSouthern African Journal of HIV Medicine
This satellite meeting at the 2nd South African AIDS Conference was organised to facilitate and inspire paediatric networking opportunities within South Africa and Africa. The meeting was collaborative venture between recipients of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation International Leadership Award (Clive Gray and Tammy Meyers), the African Network for the Care of Children Affected by AIDS (ANECCA) and the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The treatment needs of many HIV-infected children in South Africa are not being met, the antiretrovial rollout for children lags behind that of adults, and there are many unanswered clinical and scientific questions that should be addressed by local researchers and scientists to improve paediatric care. The overall purpose of this satellite meeting was to introduce clinical and research networks that are working towards improving the care for HIV-infected children in Africa. More specifically, the objectives of the meeting were: ■ to promote awareness pf paediatric networks functioning in Africa ■ to link seemingly disparate areas of knowledge around treatment and research in immunology and health care, and ■ to facilitate networking through established African paediatric networks.
Election 2000: a new administration steps up to the plate.Navario, P.
Journal titleIAPAC monthly
Medical marijuana: shifting the paradigm.Navario, P.
Journal titleIAPAC monthly
Syringe exchange programs: why won't US leaders do the right thing?Navario, P.
Journal titleIAPAC monthly