Suwit Wibulpolprasert
Member of the Thai UHC board IHPF

Dr Suwit Wibulpolprasert is a public health specialist and policy advocate at national and global level. He began his career as a Director and practitioner in rural areas and has worked for Thai Food and Drug Administration, the Bureau of Health Policy and Planning, Deputy Permanent Secretary, and the senior expert in Health Economics and Disease Control. His current position is a global health advisor to the Ministry of Public Health. He is a well-known global health leader who fight to protect the benefit of poor people.

Dr Suwit was the first Program Director when Thailand started the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in 2001 and have been the board member of the National Health Security Board which manage the UHC including this current term. He used to chair the Benefit package and service delivery and the National Essential Drug List committee. In additions, he is a board member of the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), the National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC), the Executive Board of the National Health Commission Office (NHCO), the Chair of the Committee for Yothi Health Innovation District Development and the Board Member of National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA).

Dr Suwit is also the vice chair of International Health Policy Program Foundation (IHPF) and Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Foundation (HITAF), the chair of the Institute for the Development of Human Research Protections Foundation (IHRPF), the chair of the Health and Society Creation Foundation, the chair of Road Safety Policy Foundation (RSPF) and the vice chair of Health Professional Education Foundation (NHPE).

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