BioOscar Ramírez is a professional in industrial engineering with more than 10 years of experience in the coordination, monitoring and evaluation of social projects, with more time dedicated to community health projects and specifically related to tuberculosis.
He has been the coordinator of the TB Country Project - Peru of the Global Fund during the grant 2016 - 2019, where special attention was paid to vulnerable populations such as people deprived of liberty, patients with resistant tuberculosis and at risk of abandonment of treatment, and patients with TB / HIV co-infection. Likewise, the project integrated a network of 9 organizations of people affected by tuberculosis in a program of strengthening and involvement in national strategies to fight tuberculosis.
During 2019 and 2022, Oscar was coordinator of the Multicountry TB - LAC Project of the Global Fund whose main objective was to strengthen civil society in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to help in the comprehensive response against tuberculosis, with a focus on human rights, gender equality and key populations. This project supported the implementation of the ENGAGE - TB approach in the LAC region and the implementation of 8 national TB social observatories and 1 Regional TB Social Observatory in the Americas. For this, Oscar coordinated directly with civil society and tuberculosis programs of the 11 countries reached in the project, and also with other important allies such as PAHO, Stop TB Partnership and the Global TB Caucus. In addition, he has been general coordinator of the ENTRENA TB - LAC project, long-term capacity strengthening of TB survivor and key population networks and organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean from TGF including three countries reach: Paraguay, Peru and Colombia.
Currently, Oscar is responsible for multisectoral and inter-institutional management of TB VIH Country Project - Peru of the Global Fund, whose period runs from July 2022 to June 2025 and whose aim is to reduce the incidence of TB and HIV, ensuring access to quality and timely comprehensive health services.