Stefan Swartling Peterson trained as a public health physician in Sweden, did his MPH at Harvard and PhD from Uppsala University with field-work in the Central African Republic and Tanzania. Stefan has appointments as visiting Professor with Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), and is Professor of Global Health at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Stefan worked for WHO in the Uganda Ministry of Health 1998-2000 and at the School of Public Health 2004-7. With a background in IMCI he has >10 years experience of doing research on febrile illness in children ├ö├ç├┤ esp pneumonia and malaria, as well as newborn health, primarily as health systems studies, in what is now known as Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM). A major current interest is in district capacity to implement services, and the use of local data to set priorities and drive quality improvement interventions, with ongoing EU and Gates funded studies in Uganda and Tanzania. Stefan coordinated for the Swedish side the development of the research collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and Makerere University with 50 PhD students, research infrastructure in a Health and Demographic Surveillance Site, and a joint PhD degree based on peer-reviewed publications. He continues to pursue collaborations for mutual research capacity development with partners and colleagues primarily in Low Income countries, and teaches at undergraduate, masters and PhD level.