DR. SUWIT WIBULPOLPRASERT

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Dr. Suwit Wibulpolprasert is a general practitioner, a public health specialist, an administrator and a policy advocator. He began his career as a director and a practitioner in four rural district hospitals in Thailand from 1977 to 1985. Later he was the Director of the Northeastern Public Health College, Director of Technical Division of the FDA, Director of Bureau of Health Policy and Plan, Assistant Permanent Secretary, Deputy Permanent Secretary, and Senior Advisor at the Thai Ministry of Public Health. In Thailand, Dr. Suwit is the editor of a local journal for para-medical personnel and had produced radio and television programs on health and social issues for more than 15 years. He represents Thailand in many international health forums and the World Health Assembly. He also represented Thailand and the South- east Asia Region as a member and Vice Chair of the Governing Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria in 2001-2004.
He was the President of the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety in 2003-2006 and a member and Vice Chair of the WHO Executive Board during 2004-2007. He also chaired the Board of the Health Metrics Network in 2006-2007. Dr. Suwit currently chairs the Steering Committee of Asia Partnership on Avian Influenza Research and the Steering Committee of AsiaPacific Action Alliance on HRH. He is also a member and Chair of the Program Coordinating Board of the 13 UNAIDS, and member and Chair of the Program and Policy Committee of the interim Board of the Global Health Workforce Alliance.
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