Dr Luo is a paediatrician and scientist from Zambia with extensive clinical, research and programme management expertise. Currently she is the Global Chief of HIV and Associate Director in Programme Division of UNICEF at Headquarters in New York. While at UNICEF headquarters, she has also worked as the technical lead for HIV country programme scale-up efforts and as senior advisor for Maternal Child Health.
Dr. Luo has over 20 years of experience in advancing child health as a clinician and a researcher at the University Teaching Hospital in Zambia; as a clinician for National Health Service in the United Kingdom; and as programme lead with UNICEF at country, regional, and headquarter levels. She has worked with with several governments, academic and research institutions, multilateral organisations and funders and has several publications in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Luo has a Masters of Medicine in Paediatrics from the University of Zambia, School of Medicine and a Masters in Tropical Paediatrics and a PhD from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool University, School of Medicine, in the United Kingdom. Dr. Luo is also a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, Scotland.