Dr Emanuele Capobianco is the Director for Health and Care at International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Before Emanuele was the Deputy Executive-Director of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health and joined the Partnership from the Global Fund where he worked as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Executive Director, leading the development of the 2017-2022 Global Fund Strategy.
Emanuele is a global public health expert with 20 years experience in international institutions at country, regional and headquarters level. He was the Chief of Health and Nutrition in UNICEF Mozambique, where he worked for four years to advance health outcomes for Mozambican children and women. Previously he was at the World Bank as Senior Health Specialist, managing a large portfolio of grants, particularly in South Asia and Eastern Africa. He also worked in Somalia to support the EPI, Polio and Tuberculosis programs; and at the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean promoting the STOP TB partnership in the Middle East.
Emanuele holds a Medical Degree from Pavia University, a Master in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a MSc in Humanitarian Assistance from Rome University.