Dr. Mirta Roses – Global Network Special Envoy

Dr. Gary K. Michelson sponsors the NTD Special Envoy Program, which draws attention worldwide to neglected tropical diseases

Dr. Mirta Roses Periago received her medical degree from the National University of Córdoba in 1969, obtaining a diploma in public health with a specialization in epidemiology and a certificate of specialization in infectious diseases from the University of Buenos Aires. She joined the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in 1984 and retired as regional director of PAHO in January 2013 after serving in that position for 10 years. Dr. Roses has shown unwavering commitment to achieving equity in the delivery of health care and has championed the cause of marginalized populations.