A global health physician and social entrepreneur, Peter believes that all people – especially the poorest among us – deserve access to high quality healthcare. Working for 15 years with the global health and social justice organisation Partners In Health, he partnered with governments and communities to build health systems for residents of peri-urban slums in places such as Lima and Peru. In Rwanda, Peter played a key role in the transformation of the country’s healthcare system, which has fostered a doubling of life expectancy. He went on to co-found the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) there. Working at the intersection of health, education and technology, UGHE aspires to train the next generation of global health leaders and to become a worldwide innovation hub for healthcare delivery. Peter is currently the Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.
Peter tries to spend as much of his spare time as possible with his children. His current ‘hobbies’ include stomping in puddles, watching Peppa Pig and painting.
A shared recognition that every life has equal value. I think this is the first step in addressing most of what ails society.
We are beyond borders
“I wasn’t expecting to feel so emotional today about real life stories. It was very, very powerful. Just get out there and talk to people. Get out of your comfort zone. Be more generous.”
– TEDxLondonSalon attendee
Favourite TED Talk:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The danger of a single story