Biography Of Resource Person

Dr. Narjis Rizvi

Assistant Professor Department of Community Health Sciences
Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

Narjis is a public health researcher with over 25 years of experience of working in different parts of Pakistan. She is a physician by training and is a Fellow of the College of Physician and Surgeons, Pakistan. She specializes in the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community-based health systems projects.

As a faculty member in the department of Community Health Sciences (CHS), Aga Khan University, Pakistan, she is the focal person for undergraduate curriculum designing and implementation. She also teaches in the two masters programs of the CHS department namely Health Policy and Management and Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She has also worked at Health Services Academy (HSA), a federal public health institution of the Ministry of Health, Islamabad, Pakistan. While working at HSA, she taught graduate and post graduate public health students. She has provided technical oversight to a number of research studies that assessed and evaluated; Lady Health Worker's performance, training curriculum of Community Midwives, maternal and child health programmes, youth awareness raising campaigns and Polio eradication.

Her literary work has been published in many international and national journals namely; Health Policy, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Injury Prevention, Biomed Central and many others. Her current research portfolio include; Co-Investigator, "Measles Immunization Coverage Survey in Sindh" funded by WHO; Co-Investigator, "Sukh", a family planning project implemented in ten communities of Karachi funded by Aman, Bill Gates.

Prof. dr. Laksono Trisnantoro, M.Sc., Ph.D

Department of Health Policy and Management Faculty of Medicine
Universitas Gadjah Mada Indonesia

Professor Laksono is a Professor in Health Policy and Administration and a senior researcher at Faculty of Medicine Universitas Gadjah Mada Indonesia. His Ph.D is from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 2001 he spent his PostDoc year at Harvard Medical School, Department of Social Medicine, Boston. He is currently the Director of Graduate Program in Hospital Management Universitas Gadjah Mada and Chief Editor of Indonesian Journal of Health Policy.

His main interest is in health policy and administration, especially health service decentralization. He serves as consultant for Minister of Health and local government for many years. During the last 8 years, he is the director of various programs for supporting health services in remote areas as a collaboration between Universitas Gadjah Mada, local governments, and Ministry of Health. During Aceh and North Sumatera recovery after tsunami in 2004, Prof Laksono Trisnantoro directed a strong team for supporting health service for 4 years. Since 2010 he manages a consortium of hospitals and medical schools for supporting remote hospitals in Nusa Tenggara Timur province focusing in Maternal and Child health service. He spends part of his time as short-term consultant and technical adviser to a number of international agencies such as World Health Organization, AusAid, and the World Bank.

Prof. Eng Kiong Yeoh

Director at the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Head of Division of Health System, Policy and Management at the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care

Professor Yeoh is Professor of Public Health, Director at the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and also Head of Division of Health System, Policy and Management at the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care. His research is in health systems, services and policy with an interest in applying systems thinking in studying how the complex components of health systems interact and interrelate to improve health. A current research interest is applying a system framework in creating an integrated health and social care delivery model for the elderly population. He is involved in collaborative work with research networks such as the Association of Pacific Rim Universities World Institute and World Bank Institute Asia Pacific Network for Health Systems Strengthening (ANHSS) in studies on health systems and training for policy. He was Chairman of the ANHSS from July 2009 – June 2014, and serves as Cluster Leader for the Knowledge Events. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the National University of Singapore Initiative to improve health in Asia, which seeks to contribute to thinking and policy formulation in public health & health systems development in Asia.

Asst. Prof. Chantal Herberholz, Ph.D

Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand

Chantal is an Executive Committee Member of the faculty's Center for Health Economics. Dr. Herberholz' research interests include trade in services (education, health and financial services), health care financing and household decision making. She teaches courses in economic development, investment and health care financing. She participated in the annual training courses of the Asia Network for Capacity Building in Health Systems Strengthening (ANHSS) Public Private Partnership Cluster and contributed to these courses as resource person.

Prof. Maria Elena B. Herrera, FASP, Ph.D

Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines

Maya is an actuary, a management consultant, a teacher and a writer. She is core faculty of the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines. She is also Program Director of the Asian Institute of Management's Strategic Finance, Finance for Senior Executives and Enterprise-Wide Risk Management Programs. Her fields of current study and research include: corporate strategy, enterprise risk management, corporate social responsibility, governance in family corporations, health policy and finance, entrepreneurship and innovation. Prof. Herrera has been in the training and consulting field since 1989. She provides technical advice as well as facilitation, training and executive coaching services. Her primary geographical areas of research, training and consulting are South East Asia, India and China.

Associate Professor Kenneth Y. Hartigan-Go, MD, MD (UK) 

Asian Institute of Management, Philippines.

Kenneth Y. Hartigan-Go is the Head of the Stephen Zuellig Graduate School of Development Management, Asian Institute of Management. He is also member of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Committee of the government’s National Health Insurance Program within the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC), evaluating health technology and products, and advocating evidenced-based sound policy in the areas of financing, drug and medical procedure reimbursement. He used to work at both public and private sector, serving as certified internist at three private hospitals and also served as Undersecretary for Health Regulation, Department of Health. Prof Kenneth Hartigan-Go has more than 25 years of experience as a clinician, professor, and manager of health programs. He holds Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom. He is a Fellow at the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), the American College of Physicians, and the Institute of Corporate Directors. He was also an Honorary Fellow at the College of Physicians and the Academy of Medicine of Singapore.

Prof. Siripen Supakankunti 

Associate Professor Faculty of Economics Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand

Prof. Dr. Siripen Supakankunti is the Former Director of the Centre for Health Economics (a WHO collaborating center for Health Economics) and the Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. She teaches modules on economic evaluation, organization management and health care financing for short courses offered by the Centre for Health Economics at the Faculty of Economics. She also teaches course on Policy and Strategic Planning at the College of Public Health Science. Besides, she is the Former Program Director of the MSc programme in Health Economics and Health Care Management. She currently serves as Chairperson of the ANHSS (the Asia Pacific Network in Health Systems Strengthening) and the Cluster Leader of the Public Private Partnership cluster of the ANHSS. She has also been appointed as a member of several committees and working groups by the Thai Ministry of Public Health. She is the author of two text books and a book chapter on “Medical Tourism in Thailand” (with Routledge), and has co-authored several text books, a book chapter on the Thai health system (with Routledge), and multiple international publications. Dr. Supakankunti received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from University of the Philippines and a M.S. in Statistics from Chulalongkorn University as well as a Certificate in Advanced  Research and Training in International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Certificate in Advanced Health Leadership Forum, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Certificate in Training Course on Evidence for Health Policy: Burden of Disease, Cost Effectiveness and Health Systems, WHO and Burden of Disease Unit, Harvard Centre for Population and Development Studies, Certificate in Flagship Course on Health Sector Reform and Sustainable Financing, World Bank Institute (WBI). She was a consultant and involved a number of research projects over the last 37 years. Her work took her to countries like Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Spain, Sudan, South Korea, Switzerland, UK, USA and Vietnam. Her area of specialized work and interests are Specific components of health sector reform, such as health care financing, health insurance, health policy and planning. especially for Asian Health Care System, The impacts of structural change on health sector, economic modeling, Pharmaceutical industry, International Trade in Health Services, Economic Analysis and Evaluation, Public Private Partnership in the Health Sector and Economics Development.



Organized by:

Asia-Pacific Network for Health
Systems Strengthening (ANHSS),
The Center for Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing
(CHPM-FMPHN) Universitas Gadjah Mada

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