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
Director of the World Health Organization Global TB Programme
Incumbent
Assumed office
July 2003
Personal details
Born 1955 (age 58–59)
Biella, Italy
Nationality Italy
Spouse(s) Angela Paraluppi Raviglione

Mario C. Raviglione has been Director of the Global Tuberculosis Programme at the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2003. Raviglione has authored or co-authored published hundreds of articles on the topics of infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS and TB, including in the last five editions of the 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 (USA), Université de Genève (Suisse), Università di Modena & Reggio Emilia (Italy), and Università di Pavia (Italy).[citation needed] He is currently professor at the medical school of the Università di Brescia (Italy). 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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