Stefan Swartling Peterson is a public health physician with 15 years experience of working in and with Uganda. He is professor of Global Health at Uppsala University, Karolinska Institutet and Makerere University. His primary research interests are in capacity development for embedded implementation research in programming for health systems that can deliver. This includes perinatal health interventions, integrated community case management, private sector, governance, and of late also how weak health systems can tackle the growing burden of chronic, non communicable diseases, and antibiotic resistance. Stefan developed a “joint PhD degree” between Makerere University and Karolinska Institutet based on coursework and publications, which so far has 30 graduates.