Mario Raviglione

Mario Raviglione


World Health Organization

Dr Mario C. Raviglione was Director of the Global TB Programme at the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2003 to 2017. He joined WHO in 1991 to work on TB/HIV research and TB epidemiology in Europe. He contributed to the development of the DOTS strategy in 1994 and set up the global drug-resistance surveillance project (1994) and the global TB surveillance & monitoring system (1995).

Mario has been Full Professor of Global Health at the University of Milan, Italy, since 2018 and co-director of the Centre for Multidisciplinary Research on Health Science (MACH). Between 1991 and 2017, he worked at WHO in Geneva where he was Director of the Global Tuberculosis (TB) Programme (2003-2017) and responsible for global policies and standards on TB care, control and research, while collaborating with more than 50 countries worldwide.

Mario has authored more than 350 publications on TB, AIDS, infectious diseases, COVID-19 and global health, and additional book chapters, guidelines and policy documents on the topics of infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS and TB in the most influential health journals and books, including in the last five 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, and associate editor of other books.. Mario provides BE Health with his active support and vital advice to develop resourceful health projects.

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