Phusit Prakongsai | Ministry of Public Health Thailand | Thailand

Phusit Prakongsai, , Ministry of Public Health Thailand

Phusit Prakongsai earned his PhD in Public Health and Policy from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Kingdom in 2008, Medical Doctor Degree from Mahidol University in 1988, and a Certificate in Preventive Medicine from Thai Medical Council in 1993.  He has 10 years of field experience in public health and health service management in three district hospitals in the rural area of Thailand from 1988 to 1998.  He served as the principal investigator and co-investigator of several research projects related to health system and policy, health insurance, universal health coverage, and health care finance at the International Health Policy Program (IHPP), Bureau of Policy and Strategy, Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) of Thailand from 1999 to present.  He received the WHO long-term fellowship for pursuing his PhD study in London in 2002.  After his graduation, he was appointed to be the director of International Health Policy Program (IHPP), MOPH of Thailand from October 2010 to December 2014, and served as the Director of Bureau of International Health (BIH), MOPH from October 2014 to June 2017.  Since then, he has been appointed as Senior Advisor on Health Promotion, Office of Permanent Secretary, MOPH from June 2017 until present.

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