Mario Raviglione

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Mario C. Raviglione
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Mario Raviglione at the Honor Ceremony for President Jorge Sampaio in 2013
Born (1955-01-08) 8 January 1955 (age 59)
Biella, Italy
Nationality Italy
Alma mater University of Turin
Occupation Director of the World Health Organization Global TB Programme
Years active July 2003–present
Spouse(s) Angela Paraluppi Raviglione

Mario C. Raviglione has been Director of the Global Tuberculosis Programme at the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2003. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Turin in 1980 and then trained in Infectious Diseases at Cabrini Medical Center in New York City and at Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston. Back in Europe, Raviglione joined WHO in 1991 as an Italian government representative, working on TB and AIDS. His research activities have resulted in more than 150 scientific articles on the topics of infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS and TB, including chapters in Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. He is editor of the 3rd and 4th (2006, 2009) edition of "Tuberculosis - A comprehensive international approach", a multi-author book, and associate editor of other books on public health, infectious diseases and tuberculosis. As an expert in TB, he has worked as a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University, University of Geneva, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, University of Pavia and University of Brescia.[citation needed] He participates in a variety of scientific and advisory committees, including those of Doctors with Africa CUAMM, BE Health Association, Fondazione Zegna and Fondazione 3Bi.[citation needed]

In 2005, Dr Raviglione received the Princess Chichibu TB Global Award for his achievements in TB control. In 2009 he was nominated Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (F.R.C.P., London, UK). In 2010 he received the Wolfheze 20 Year Jubilee Award for his contributions to modern TB control practices in Europe.

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