Senior Human Development Specialist
World Bank Group (WBG) HNP GP
Sutayut Osornprasop (Ph.D.) is Senior Human Development Specialist in the Health, Nutrition, Population Global Practice of the World Bank. Based in Bangkok, Sutayut is the Health Cluster Leader for Thailand and has been leading World Bank projects and analytic work to promote multi-sectoral collaboration and social determinants for improved health and nutrition outcomes across the East Asia and the Pacific region. A social scientist by training, he is widely known for his leadership in promoting innovative HIV prevention interventions, promoting multi-sectoral actions to address double burden of malnutrition and the rise of non-communicable diseases and obesity in the East Asia and Pacific region, and supporting sustainable financing and resilient systems for health security and pandemic preparedness. His leadership and contribution to the post-disaster damage and losses assessment of the health sector following Thailand’s devastating floods in 2011 is well recognized. He also contributed to the damage and losses assessment of the health sector following Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar in 2008. He has worked on health financing and co-authored public expenditure reviews of the health sector in Thailand and Myanmar. He has also contributed to the efforts to support Palestine on the Universal Health Coverage agenda.