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Fausto Ciccacci

General and Applied Hygiene - Med/42


Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 2010 with a thesis titled “Clinical and laboratory observations on 58 cases of infective endocarditis,” he earned a PhD in Infectious Disease Sciences from the same university in 2015, with a thesis titled “Development of methodologies for intensified tuberculosis case-finding through the use of molecular tests in HIV+ patients in Mozambique.” He subsequently conducted research at the Department of Biomedicine and Prevention at the University of Rome Torvergata, focusing mainly on clinical, social, and management aspects of services combating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and other diseases in African contexts. Author of several publications in international journals, the themes that have seen him most engaged include: the study of new diagnostic methods for TB in HIV patients, the management and organization of African health services to maximize the retention of patients with HIV, the epidemiology and prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in resource-limited countries, and aspects of health economics in African countries. He has also expanded his research field to include the study of hospital infections, a subject on which he earned a Master of Science (MSc) at the University of Edinburgh in Global Health and Infectious Diseases, further strengthening his expertise in the field of infectious diseases and global health.

He has collaborated for years with the Community of Sant’Egidio in the design, implementation, and monitoring of healthcare cooperation projects in Africa in collaboration with various international cooperation agencies, UNICEF, WHO, and the World Food Program. For two years, he taught the course of Health Statistics for health professions at the “Padre Luigi Monti” Training and Study Center for Health Sciences, affiliated with the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. He has also participated in numerous international conferences on global health issues and the fight against HIV infection.

His professional activity has taken him to visit and work in numerous African countries (Mozambique, Swaziland, Malawi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Guinea, South Africa, Kenya) in close contact with local professionals and national health institutions. 

He is currently a researcher at UniCamillus, where he continues to dedicate himself to the fight against infectious diseases and the improvement of health systems in low- and middle-income countries.