Technical Strategy Lead, MTaPS Program, Asia
Dr. Luis Gustavo do Valle Bastos is the Technical Strategy Lead for Asia, Middle East, Europe, and Latin America. Before joining MTaPS, he worked with the United Nations Office for Project Services/StopTB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility in Geneva, Switzerland. He oversaw the technical support to 50+ countries in strengthening procurement and supply management practices for tuberculosis (TB) medicines and diagnostics. Before that, Dr. Bastos worked for 10+ years as a physician in Brazil and senior technical advisor for MSH in Brazil and Arlington, VA. He was instrumental in assessing and updating the Brazilian TB guidelines on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention for health care facilities. He had a significant role in developing a web-based platform (e-TB Manager) that manages TB and drug-resistant TB and is adapted and implemented in 10 countries in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Dr. Bastos led the development and implementation of an electronic desktop tool (QuanTB) for quantification, forecasting, and early warning of TB medicines, deployed in several countries. He has a master’s degree in lung diseases. Dr. Bastos has medical and technical expertise in infectious diseases, case and program management, technical assistance, capacity building, pharmaceutical management, and health system strengthening. He is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.