MARTINA PENAZZATO, MD, DTMH, MSC, PHD is a technical officer for the HIV Department in WHO where she is leading the technical activities attached to the normative work on paediatric HIV. She is an infectious diseases specialist with strong interest for HIV, tuberculosis and related diseases.
Her research interest, which she has developed working with the PENTA foundation, has focused on the optimization of diagnosis and treatment of HIV-infected infants and young children. In her work for the WHO, in addition to providing a major contribution to several Guidelines development processes, she has set up surveillance projects to asses HIVDR in HIV-infected infants and provided technical assistance to a number of African countries.
In her current role she is also a member of the IATT Secretariat, where she co-chairs the child survival working group and provides technical input on the normative work in the context of elimination of mother to child transmission.