An emerging young leader in global health research, advocacy and education, Dr. Renzo Guinto is a physician based in the Philippines interested in global health, health systems, sustainable development, and social and environmental determinants of health. Currently, Renzo is the Campaigner for Healthy Energy Initiative of Health Care Without Harm-Asia, leading its work in addressing the nexus of climate change, energy, and human health. He is also the Director and Co-Founder of #Reimagine Global Health, a youth think-and-do tank for the world’s health based in Manila, and a co-investigator in the University of the Philippines Manila’s Universal Health Care Study Group, which is conducting a national study assessing and reconfiguring primary health care in the Philippines.
Currently, he is a 2016 New Voices Fellow of the Aspen Institute. He is a member of the Committee on Environmental Health and Ecology of the Philippine Medical Association, and was part of the Philippine and global health sector delegations at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, France.
A medical graduate of the UP Manila under its accelerated seven-year Integrated Liberal Arts and Medicine (INTARMED) program, Renzo also received training in global health and environmental sustainability from the East-West Center in Hawaii and Washington DC, Copenhagen School of Global Health, and University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. Renzo was bestowed numerous accolades both locally and abroad, including: “New Voices in Global Health” by the British medical journal The Lancet during the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany in 2012; “Emerging Voices for Global Health” by the Institute of Tropical Medicine based in Antwerp, Belgium during the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town, South Africa in 2014; and one of 25 “Emerging Leaders” by the World Heart Federation in Lima, Peru in 2015.