Marina Sachek was born in Lepel, Vitebsk region in a family of physicians. In 1977, she finished secondary school and was admitted to Vitebsk State Medical Institute. After the graduation, in 1983, from Vitebsk State medical Institute in general medicine, she started clinical residency course on the specialty «Infectious Diseases». Since 1985, she had been working as a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Vitebsk Clinical Infectious Hospital. In 1986, she successfully completed PhD course on the specialty «Infectious Diseases» at Moscow Medical Institute. In 1989, she defended Candidate’s thesis. Subsequently, she worked at Vitebsk State Medical Institute (University) at the Department of Infectious Diseases. Since 1991, she was in charge of the laboratory of infectious and non-infectious epidemiology of the Vitebsk branch of the Research Institute for Radiation Medicine. In 1997, she got the title of associate professor in clinical medicine. From 1998 to 1999, she did Doctoral Candidacy course on infectious diseases. In 2001, she defended Doctoral thesis. Since 2001, she had been in charge of the Department of Clinical Residency and Internship of Vitebsk State medical Institute. From 2003 to 2010, she had been in charge of the Department of General and Clinical Pharmacology.
From 2010 to January 2021, Marina Sachek worked as a director of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center for Medical Technologies, Informatics, Management and Healthcare Economics.
She repeatedly improved her qualification at BelMAPE, universities of the Russian Federation; she did courses organized by the World Health Organization (WHO course for leaders on Health Diplomacy for new developing countries (2014), Flagship course on strengthening health systems: focus on infectious diseases, (2015) , Barcelona Course on Strengthening Health Systems to Improve Tuberculosis Prevention and Treatment, (2016)), by the Population Fund, the World Bank, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria.
Under her direct leadership, since 2016, for the first time in the Republic of Belarus, the implementation of the Global Fund Grants through a government organization had been started: 2016-2018, two Global Fund grants had been implemented: “Ensuring universal access to accelerated laboratory diagnosis of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) and universal coverage patients with DR-TB with quality treatment ”,“ Containment of the HIV epidemic and reduction of morbidity and mortality from HIV in Belarus ”; since 2019 - the third grant - “Strengthening the national system of prevention, treatment, care and support in connection with HIV and tuberculosis in the Republic of Belarus”.
She is an organizer and manager of a number of projects, including international ones, aimed at studying the state of health of the population and improving the provision of medical care. CC (STEPS study 2016, project "International comparative assessment of premature mortality and its causes in the partner countries of the Northern Dimension Partnership using the indicator of potential life years lost" (2016), "Development of sub-regional cooperation of health institutions to strengthen capacity and information exchange to address the impact of hazardous chemicals on public health in Belarus and Ukraine "(2018); STEPS studies (2020), the World Bank Projects" Modernization of the Healthcare System of the Republic of Belarus "(since 2017) and" Emergency response to COVID-19 in the Republic of Belarus ”(from 2020). She is an initiator of development, implementation and organizer of implementation of the automated information system "Electronic Prescription" and the Republican Telemedicine System of Unified Medical Electronic Consulting.
She has repeatedly represented the interests of the Republic of Belarus in the SCRC of WHO / Europe, international high-level conferences.
She is an editor-in-chief (2010-2020), member of the editorial board of the journal “Issues of organization and informatization of healthcare”.
Scientific interests are related to issues of public health, assessment of medical technologies, pharmacoeconomics, e-health. She is an author and co-author of more than 400 scientific and educational works, including monographs, a textbook on clinical pharmacology.
She was awarded with Certificates of Merit issued by Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus (2001), the Ministry of Health (2021), the badge "Excellence in Healthcare" (2010), the medal "For Labor Merit" (2015), the badge "For Merit at the development of galinovag prafsyuzu ”of the Belarusian Trade Union of Health Workers (2021).