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Raphael Aguiar

Raphael Aguiar

Raphael Aguiar

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With over a decade of experience in the field in Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Raphael started working in International Development as a Project Manager for the international NGO Humanity and Inclusion (Handicap International). There, he led projects in both humanitarian and development settings. Working with rights-based and field-based approaches, he advanced health and disability equity through primary healthcare delivery as well as adoption and implementation of International Conventions and National Policies.

Subsequently Raphael joined the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations where he led units focused on knowledge and information management of serious crimes, human rights violations, and administrative issues. Most recently, Raphael worked at the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordination Office in Cameroon with crisis risk management.

Raphael has a Bachelor in Physiotherapy from Brazil and a MSc with honors in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. He is currently a PhD Candidate at the Doctoral Program in Health Policy and Equity at York University. His interests revolve around design and management of global health programs and interventions; the impact of recent patterns of urbanization, the climate crisis, and accelerated human activity in Global Health. His current research focuses on Urban Political Ecologies of One Health, governance of Antimicrobial Resistance and other emerging global health threats.


Global Health & Humanitarianism


Governance, Infectious Disease





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