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The Expert Council of Pulmonary Diseases and Tuberculosis is a consultative body to the Minister of Health, which supports the activity of the Ministry of Health in the prevention and control, epidemiological surveillance, treatment and medical care in the field of tuberculosis.

The Expert Council has advisory and consultative functions and expresses opinions in the following areas: prevention and control of tuberculosis and health promotion; epidemiological surveillance and prevention policy on tuberculosis, tuberculosis treatment and chemoprophylaxis of latent tuberculosis infection.

The Expert Council prepares expertise of the number of patients who need treatment, the forecasts for the necessary quantities of medication for a specific therapy and diagnostic kits and consumables for microbiological diagnosis of tuberculosis.

The Expert Council prepares opinions on draft regulations, methodical instructions and other materials relating to issues of tuberculosis.

Head

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dencho Osmanliev - National Consultant in Pneumology and Phthisiatrics

Composition

Prof. Dr. Petko Mintchev National Consultant in Pediatric Pneumology and Phthisiatrics and Head of Pediatric Clinic for Pulmonary Diseases, Specialized Hospital for Active Treatment of Pulmonary Diseases Sveta Sofia EAD, Sofia
Prof. Dr. Danail Petrov

National Consultant in Thoracic Surgery and Head of Clinic of Thoracic Surgery at Specialized Hospital for Active Treatment of Pulmonary Diseases Sveta Sofia EAD, Sofia

Dr. Donka Stefanova Head of Clinic of Tuberculosis at Specialized Hospital for Active Treatment of Pulmonary Diseases Sveta Sofia EAD, Sofia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Diana Petkova Educational-scientific Sector in Pulmonary Diseases and Allergology, Medical University Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov – Varna, Chairperson of the Bulgarian Society of Pulmonary Diseases
Dr. Elizabeta Bachiyska Head of the National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory, National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases

The members also include experts from the International Activities, Programmes and Projects Directorate, Drug Policy Directorate, representatives of hospitals for diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis and non-governmental organizations.