Dr. Peter Steinmann is a trained epidemiologist and public health specialist with a track record of work related to neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and public health in general of more than 10 years. He has extensive management and coordination experience pertaining to both research and technical assistance projects, and lived in China for several years where he worked at the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (IPD), China CDC in Shanghai.
His technical expertise includes NTD research and control program implementation in China, Central and South-East Asia, and Africa, public health, water and sanitation, health systems, data quality and surveillance, and epidemiological surveys. He has been involved in mandates pertaining to NTDs, WASH and data quality by international institutions and global funders, including the BMGF, WHO, World Bank, the Global Fund, KfW and Novartis Foundation, and has managed several of them. His research activities focus on the epidemiology, significance, diagnosis and control of intestinal helminths. Currently, he is responsible for the design and implementation of the surveillance system for a multi-country project in leprosy control, and coordinates a major project in NTD control and capacity building in central Africa.
Dr. Steinmann has extensively published in the international peer-reviewed literature and regularly attends scientific conferences and specialized meetings pertaining to NTD control, WASH and public health. His managerial experience also includes leading research consortia and facilitating scientific exchanges at international conferences. He has further organized and conducted numerous trainings of medical personnel and MoH staff on the control of NTDs, and teaches at the University of Basel.