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Dr. Mario Raviglione Stop TB Department, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland1 Talk 1 Series
Mario Raviglione has been Director of the Stop TB Department at the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2003. He is responsible for setting norms, policies and standards on global TB control, defining strategies, monitoring the global situation, and developing innovative interventions through translation of new evidence into policies & practice... read moreand through facing system challenges such as community and private sector engagement. As part of this work, he led the development of the Stop TB Strategy. He has been a member of the Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board since its establishment in 2001 and has worked in many countries world-wide. He has published over 250 articles and chapters on the topics of infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS and TB in the most influential health journals and books, including in the last four editions of the prestigious Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. He is among the top 10 most cited authors in the TB field. He is editor of the 3rd and 4th (2006, 2009) edition of "Tuberculosis - A comprehensive International Approach", a landmark multi-author book on TB, and associate editor of other books. As a leading expert in TB, he has served as a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins and the University of Geneva. He is professor at the medical schools of the University of Brescia and the University of Modena & Reggio Emilia in Italy. In 2005, he received the Princess Chichibu TB Global Award for his achievements in TB control. In 2009 he was nominated Fellow of the Royal Academy of Physicians (F.R.C.P., London, UK).