International Health Policy Program Foundation and Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Foundation
Dr Suwit Wibulpolprasert is a public health specialist, administrator and policy advocate at national and global level. He began his career as a Director and practitioner in rural areas and has various technical and administrative experience in Thai FDA, the Bureau of Health Policy and Plan, Deputy Permanent Secretary and the senior expert in Disease Control. His current position is the advisor of the Ministry of Public Health in Global Health and the vice chair of the International Health Policy Foundation. He has been proactively working in public health area more than 3 decades from the grass root to the highest policy level. In parallel with working for the development of health in country, he is one of global health leader who is well-known in the public eye as the fore front fighter to protect the benefit of the poors. At present, he is the Board Member of the National Health Security Office (NHSO), the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), the National Nanotechnology Centre, and the Chair of the Committee for Yothi Health Innovation District Development. Dr Suwit is also the Vice Chair of the International Health Policy Program Foundation (IHPF) and the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Foundation (HITAF), the Chair of the Institute for the Development of Human Research Protections Foundation (IHRPF), and the Chair of the Health and Society Creation Foundation. Dr. Suwit is one of the most experienced health system specialist and has involved and contributed in Thailand’s health system development for decades. He always reiterates that health systems can become more equitable, inclusive and fair through primary health care strengthening. Clear evidences from many developed countries tell us that we are now in the right direction to focus on primary health care, not the institutional care. The success is not all about money but the most important is the heart and the spirit of the health personnel.