Italy, Mr. Fabrizio Oleari, Director General for Prevention, Ministry of Health
















Dr. Fabrizio Oleari  was born on 20 January 1950 in Suzzara (Mantua).

He received his medical degree from the University of Milan, then attained a post-graduate course on Infectious Diseases, and a top management qualification in “Organization of basic Health services in prevention and public health fields”. After serving as a Medical Officer in various NHS Units, in 1997 he became General Director of the Prevention Department (subsequently renamed as Directorate  General of Prevention) at the Italian Ministry of Health. In the meantime, from 1998 to 2000, due to his expertise in the field of cancer prevention, he acted as Special Commissioner for the IRCCS - Aviano Oncological Reference Centre.

From 2005 to 2007, he was appointed as General Director of Local Health Unit in Pordenone, Friuli Region. In 2007 he moved back to the Ministry of Health as General Director of the National Secretariat for Risk Assessment in the Food Chain until 2008, when he was appointed again General Director of the General Direction of Prevention at the Ministry of Health.

Since October 2010 he is the Head of the Department of Prevention and Communication of the Ministry of Health.

He has lectured in many Italian and international conferences, seminars and institutions, and has been Chairman and member of many Commissions of experts, mainly in the fields of epidemiology, prevention and public hygiene.


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