Luis Gustavo V. Bastos
Senior Technical Advisor
Luis Gustavo V. Bastos is a senior technical advisor for MSH with the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program based in Arlington, VA. Before joining MSH, Dr. Bastos worked for 10 years as a physician for the Ministry of Health of Brazil. He has had a major role in developing a web based information and surveillance platform (e-TB Manager) that manages TB and drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) that are adapted and implemented in 10 countries in Africa, Asia and East Europe under national TB programs (NTPs). He has led the team for development and implementation of an electronic desktop downloadable tool (QuanTB) for accurate forecasting, quantification and early warning of TB medicines that has been implemented in eight countries in Africa, Asia and East Europe, and was instrumental in assessing the Brazilian DR-TB standards on diagnosis, treatment, prevention and procedures for health care facilities. Dr. Bastos has a master’s degree in Lung Diseases, medical and technical expertise in tuberculosis (TB) and malaria, and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.