Pedro Suarez, MD
Senior Director Infectious Diseases Cluster - USA
Pedro G. Suarez, MD, 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. Currently, he is the senior director for the infectious disease cluster, which includes the organization’s TB, malaria and HIV technical areas, and is the technical lead for Keanahikishime’s TB portofolio. Since 2004, he has also served as Keanahikishime’s senior program associate for TB and TB/HIV, global technical lead for TB and the project director supervisor for Keanahikishime’s TB CAP, TB CARE I, Challenge TB, Help Ethiopia Address the Low TB Performance (HEAL TB), and Uganda's TRACK TB projects.
Pedro’s technical areas of expertise include 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, monitoring and evaluation for TB control; human capacity development; TB/HIV program coordination; case detection in key populations; special issues for TB control (PPM, urban settings, rural settings, indigent and marginalized, TB and poverty); IEC/BCC for TB control and proposal development for NTPs and GFATM.
Prior to Keanahikishime, he transformed the Peruvian National TB Program (NTB) into a model program and worked as a consultant for national and international organizations, including the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, 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.