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Rosemary Peter

Commercial Head Vector Control SSA, Syngenta

Rosemary Peter is a veterinarian with over 20 years of experience in clinical research and development. Her expertise spans veterinary medicine, public health, and the development of pharmaceuticals, anti-parasiticides, and insecticides. She has made significant contributions to the field, focusing on diseases such as Trypanosomiasis, Schistosomiasis, Neurocysticercosis, Malaria, and zoonotic diseases in Africa.

Rosemary has collaborated with research institutions and identified study sites across Africa, including Tanzania, Benin, Cote D’Ivoire, Kenya, South Africa, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ethiopia, and Mozambique. Organizations she has worked with include the London School of Tropical Hygiene, Liverpool School of Tropical Hygiene and Medicine, KEMRI, Swiss Tropical Institute, University of Pretoria, and the University of the Witwatersrand.

She has worked with various organisations, including the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC), the World Health Organization (WHO), SASOL, the Gates Foundation, the Global Fund, UNDP, and PMI.

Rosemary holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) degree from the University of Pretoria and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from the University of Cape Town, with a focus on Zoology and Botany.

Rosemary has consulted with industry leaders such as SYNGENTA, GALVmed, SUMITOMO, ARYSTA, and TAGROS. These collaborations have led to product development, field trials, regulatory submissions, and marketing initiatives to combat vector-borne diseases.

Notable accomplishments include her appointment as the Pharmaceutical Industry representative on the Veterinary Products Policy Committee of the Medicines Control Council (MCC) and her role as the President of the Parasitological Association of South Africa. She has also served as an extraordinary lecturer in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort, Pretoria.

Rosemary’s contributions extend to corporate social responsibility, collaborating with organizations like Nando’s, Sasol, USAID, the Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI), and the Global Fund. Through her efforts, she has played a crucial role in implementing programs addressing health challenges and improving access to interventions.

Recognized for her contributions, Rosemary has served in key leadership roles and been involved in shaping scientific discourse through the editorial review board for Veterinary Parasitology. Her lectures and presentations at conferences worldwide have fostered collaboration and inspired breakthroughs.