Stefan RadutStefan Radut is from Bucharest, Romania. In 2011, he started to be involved in ASPTMR, a young MDR TB patient’s organization at that time. He came across TBEC in 2012, when he heard the word “advocacy” for the first time. At that moment, he understood that advocacy was one of the ways to solve the MDR TB and TB problems in Romania and across the region. Now, seven years and four advocacy workshops later, three of which were conducted by TBEC, he is engaged in advocacy in Romania. He was involved in drafting the National Strategy for Tuberculosis Control, as well as in the development of the Draft Romanian TB Law. Now, he is actively involved in advocacy efforts aimed at the approval of the Romanian TB Law. He is a member of the Romanian CCM and represents Romania in SEE Regional Coordination Mechanism. He is also a board member of COPAC-Romania (Coalition of Organizations of Patients with Chronic Diseases from Romania). He is a Vice-Chair of TBEC Board and a member of TB People. Since December 2017, he is a member of the National Committee for Coordination of the Implementation of the National Strategy for Tuberculosis Control in Romania 2015-2020.

In 2017, he was on an Exchange Program for NGO leaders focused on working with marginal population and I spent 3 weeks in the U.S.A. meeting many US Government and NGO representatives. Stefan’s organization, ASPTMR, holds 1-2 advocacy events a year.