HIV, TB and Associated Infections - NDPHS

HIV, TB and Associated Infections

Globally, we have committed to eliminating HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as public health threats by 2030. To support this mission, our work on HIV, TB and Associated Infections seeks to strengthen the control of these communicable infections through supporting better prevention, early detection, and person-centred treatment and care.

Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea Region are not on track on meeting the global commitments. Despite the stability of even declining infection rates, the situation remains fragile – we have seen many setbacks and progress is slow. The achievement of the global targets calls for unsparing investment into HIV, tuberculosis and STI control.

Cross-border, regional collaboration is important for containing communicable diseases – there are no borders for viruses. Our Expert Group on HIV, Tuberculosis and Associated Infections monitors and regularly shares country updates on the epidemiological situation of the aforementioned communicable diseases and the treatment accessibility.

Expert Group Members

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Finland Suomi

Chair

Ms. Anna-Leena Lohiniva
Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

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Poland Polska

Co-Chair

Ms. Anna Marzec-Bogusławska
Director, National AIDS Centre

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Finland Suomi

International Technical Advisor

Mr. Dmitry Titkov
National Institute for Health and Welfare

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Estonia Eesti

Ms. Piret Viiklepp
Head of the Department of Registries
Centre for Health Statistics and Registries
National Institute for Health Development

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Finland Suomi

Mr. Henrikki Brummer-Korvenkontio
National Institute for Health and Welfare

Ms. Tuula Vasankari
Finnish Lung Health Association (FILHA)

Alternate(s)

Mr. Mikko Vauhkonen
Finnish Lung Health Association (FILHA)

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Germany Deutschland

Mr. Ulrich Marcus
Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Robert Koch Institute

Alternate(s)

Ms. Lena Fiebig
Robert Koch Institute
Infectious Disease, Epidemiology

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Latvia Latvija

Ms. Šarlote Konova
Centre for Disease Prevention and Control,

Alternate(s)

Ms Kristīne Ozolina
Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

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Lithuania Lietuva

Ms. Jurgita Pakalniškienė
Chief Specialist
Health Promotion Division
Ministry of Health of Lithuania

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Norway Norge

Mr. Robert Whittaker
Norwegian Public Health Institute

Ms. Karine Nordstand
Norwegian Public Health Institute

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Poland Polska

Ms. Anna Marzec-Bogusławska
National AIDS Centre

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Sweden Sverige

Ms. Lilian van Leest
Analyst and Deputy Head, Unit for Epidemiological Monitoring
Public Health Agency of Sweden

Alternate(s)

Mr. Jerker Jonsson
Public Health Agency of Sweden (PHAS)

Russia Россия

Cooperation suspended until further notice.