Pedro G. Suarez

Dr. Pedro G. Suarez is a public health expert with nearly 30 years of experience developing, managing, implementing, and advising public health programs focused on TB, leprosy, and TB/HIV control. His work spans across 25 countries, including those in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East. Dr. Suarez is our Global TB Lead. Since 2004, he has served as MSH’s Senior Program Associate for TB and TB/HIV, Global Technical Lead for TB and the Project Director Supervisor for MSH’s TB CAP, TB CARE I, Challenge TB, Help Ethiopia Address the Low TB Performance (HEAL TB), and Uganda’s TRACK TB projects.

Dr. Suarez’ technical areas of expertise include directly observed treatment, short-course (DOTS) program implementation for both adult and children; TB leadership and management; strategic planning and advocacy for TB control; DOTS policy and strategy; TB and TB/HIV clinical diagnosis and treatment; TB program assessment, norms, guidelines, and service protocols; MDR-TB program planning and implementation; TB surveillance; operational research; TB drug management; quality assurance and performance improvement; supervision, and monitoring and evaluation for TB control; human capacity development; TB/HIV program coordination; case detection in key populations; and special issues for TB control.

Prior to MSH, Dr. Suarez transformed the Peruvian National TB Program  and worked as a consultant for national and international organizations, including WHO, the PAHO, Koninklijke Nederlandse Chemische Vereniging (KNCV), and the Canadian Lung Association. For 14 years he also served as a public health professor at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Faculty of Medicine in Lima, Peru.

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