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Prof. Giovanni Migliori Battista

Head of Clinical Epidemiology of Respiratory Diseases Service and Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for TB and Lung Diseases

Fondazione S. Maugeri

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Fondazione S. Maugeri

Background Information

Employment History

Head

European Respiratory Society

Affiliations

Fellow
Royal College of Physicians

Education


Medical Statistics
University of Pavia

MD

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Prof. Giovanni Battista Migliori, MD, FRCP, FERS Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for TB and Lung Diseases


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Prof. Giovanni Battista Migliori, MD, FRCP, FERS Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for TB and Lung Diseases


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Giovanni Battista Migliori is specialist in Respiratory Medicine and Medical Statistics, and Auditor of Quality Systems. With more than 25 years of experience in design, implementation and Monitoring & Evaluation of TB and TB/HIV control programmes globally, he is Head of Clinical Epidemiology of Respiratory Diseases Service and Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for TB and Lung Diseases at Fondazione S. Maugeri, Tradate, Italy active in TB control, training and research activities at the global level. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), London in 2012 (honorary nomination, bye-law 39b) and Foundation Fellow of the European Respiratory Society (FERS) in 2014.

He has published more than 250 peer-review papers on COPD, Asthma, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and TB (h-index 41). He is author of the first European Respiratory Society TB guidelines (1999); author/coordinator of several guidelines supporting ECDC/WHO development of EU-TB control policy; author of all guidelines belonging to the Wolfheze series (European WHO/UNION/ECDC Consensus); coordinator of the ESTC (European Standards for Tuberculosis Care); promoter of the newly built Kosovo national TB Programme, in collaboration with USAID, and of the implementation of TB control in countries experimenting war or massive migration; coordinator of DST EQA studies and drug resistance surveys in several countries (Italy, Mozambique, Burkina, Kosovo, Russia, Ukraine); pioneer of the TB under-reporting evaluation with a series of important studies in different journals, which have been used by WHO to implement better surveillance guidance; promoter of treatment outcome evaluation as a surveillance and research tool; author of the 2013 WHO educational package supporting Countries to develop National Strategic Plans and to apply to the Global Fund for funding. He demonstrated with experimental data the adequacy of the XDR-TB definition, the impossibility to use the TDR definition and the need to stratify outcomes beyond XDR-TB. He has coordinated the USAID-funded project which developed a tool supporting countries in identifying gaps and proposing solutions to prevent and manage MDR- and XDR-TB. This tool has become the standard tool used by the WHO Green Light Committee. He is the coordinator of the European TB Elimination movement, with conceptualisation of TB Elimination, development of the first framework, of the feasibility white paper within the ERS Forum initiative, of the European survey on preparedness and finalisation of the WHO framework resulting from the ERS/WHO event in Rome (2014).
He has created and directed over 100 WHO Training Courses for TB and TB/HIV Consultants /managers, PPM Consultants/managers, Infection Control Consultants, GFATM Consultants/managers; Laboratory Consultants/managers with more than 2,200 NTP managers at national/sub-national level trained in the last 13 years. He is currently an Associate Editor of the European Respiratory Journal and of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. He is Secretary General and WHO /ECDC Liaison Officer of the European Respiratory Society.


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And those are eight main areas," says Giovanni Batista Migliori, head of the European Respiratory Society and director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases.

Migliori says the eight key interventions include increased funding to screen for active and silent TB infection in high risk groups, such as people with HIV, residents of impoverished communities and migrants from neighboring countries.
In addition, he says the governments should invest in research into new tools to rapidly identify and treat tuberculosis, including multi-drug resistant strains.
Migliori says there's a strong motivation for low-burden countries to try to eliminate TB.
"There are several studies showing that the treatment and prevention of tuberculosis is cost-effective. So, that the society costs due to tuberculosis are much higher than the investment needed to prevent them [the disease]," he said.
Migliori says a renewed push to eliminate TB is needed so a resurgence of a preventable and treatable disease does not occur in low-burden countries.


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"TB is a global problem that needs to be dealt with by the international community," urges Professor Giovanni Battista Migliori, ERS Assembly Head Respiratory Infections and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for TB and Lung Disease, Tradate, Italy.

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"These cases are offered the limited treatment weapons available in the pre-antibiotic era; that is, good food, fresh air and, perhaps artificial pneumothorax", write Professor Migliori and colleagues.

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