MD, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor

Institutional affiliation: National Medical Research Center of Phthisiopulmonology and Infectious Disease (NMRC PhI), Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (MoH), Moscow, Russian Federation

Dr Vasilyeva is a professor of medicine and currently the Chief TB Expert of the Ministry of Health (MoH). She is the President of the Russian Society of Phthisiologists/Association of Phthisiologists and Director of National Medical Research Center of Phthisiopulmonology and Infectious Diseases of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (NMRC PhI)

Dr Vasilyeva was a member of WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group (STAG). She has worked in different capacities in TB control since 1990. Dr. Vasilyeva’s research expertise includes various aspects of M/XDR-TB treatment, comorbidity, development of TB chemotherapy regimens based on molecular genetic methods for DST.

As a Сhief TB Expert of MoH, Dr. Vasilyeva contributes significantly to solving issues with TB care management in the Russian Federation. Under her leadership, the following documents have been developed: a strategy for the development of TB care in the Russian Federation, a National plan for the prevention of M/XDR-TB and TB/HIV spread, modern approaches to drug supply and TB treatment management, and an update of legal TB documents. She has been instrumental in guiding efforts to introduce modern medical and organizational technologies to TB practice.

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