Neglected tropical diseases

Prof. Giancarlo Majori

Prof. Giancarlo Majori

Director of Vector-borne Diseases and International Health Unit, Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immuno-mediated Diseases, at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS), the National Institute of Health of Italy in Rome.

From 1992 to 2005, he served the ISS as Director of the Department of Parasitology, planning and conducting research on epidemiology and control of malaria and other vector-borne diseases. He was also program reviewer of projects on human parasitic diseases (Leishmaniases, Intestinal parasites, Medical entomology, Malaria, Opportunistic infections).

Since 1992 he is Director of the “WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases Control”, engaged mainly in operational research relevant for malaria and other tropical diseases control programmes. He is the President of the Italian Society of Tropical Medicine, from 2006. Consultant of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Department for Health Cooperation, for planning and evaluating parasitic diseases control programmes, from 1984. He is member of the Technical Review Panel of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, from 2002 to 2005.