Razel Nikka Hao, MD, MBA, MSc

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Razel Nikka Hao is the lead technical specialist in the Office of the Undersecretary for Health Facilities and Infrastructure Development Team of the Department of Health in the Philippines. Dr. Hao has worked extensively in the Philippines' health system governance and financing, previously with the Field Implementation and Management Cluster and the Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau of the Ministry, and the Primary Care Benefit Team of the country's social health insurance (PhilHealth). Her current efforts focus on ensuring rational and appropriate allocation of health system resources, especially for health facilities and related investments. Dr. Hao received her Msc in Health Policy, Planning, and Financing jointly from the London School of Economics and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine under the UK Government's Chevening scholarship; and her MD-MBA degree from the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health.

Fellowship Focus: Develop an equity framework for allocation and decision making within the Department of Health of the Philippines