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Fellows Living in: Southeast Asia

Jan Aura Laurelle Llevado

Division Chief
Taguig City

Philippines

Dr. Jan Aura Laurelle Llevado is the Chief of the Cancer Control and Mental Health Divisions in the Department of Health. She leads the Secretariat of the National Integrated Cancer Control Council and the Philippine Council for Mental Health.

Her career in public health started when she served as a doctor to the Barrio in a far-flung island municipality in the Philippines...

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Geminn Louis Apostol

Environmental Health Specialist
Manila

Philippines

Dr. Geminn Louis Apostol is a physician, educator, and researcher specializing in environmental public health, climate-resilient health systems, and socio-ecological determinants of health. He currently serves as a scientist for the Philippine Inter-Agency Committee on Environmental Health (IACEH) where he helps convene government, academia, civil society and the private sector towards generating evidence, developing policies, and operationalizing programs for environmental protection and public health promotion...

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­­­Pratiksha Dhungana

Dental Surgeon
Lalitpur

Nepal

Dr. Pratiksha Dhungana is a dental surgeon with Nyaya Health Nepal, a non-profit organization based in Nepal. In her current role, she ensures that vulnerable populations in rural Nepal receive dignified and evidence-based care. She is raising awareness and delivering evidence-based integrated oral, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and nutritional interventions in rural Nepal, working with community health workers...

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Lindsley Jeremiah Villarante

Chief Health Program Officer
Muntinlupa

Philippines

Lindsley Jeremiah Villarante has ten years of health policy development experience in the national setting. He is currently the Chief of the Performance Monitoring and Strategy Management Division of the Philippines Department of Health’s Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau...

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­­­Peter Gan Kim Soon

Public Health Physician
Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

Peter Gan Kim Soon is a multidisciplinary public health physician and an amateur humanitarian. He works at the nexus between providing primary care and developing and advocating evidence-based health policy and research. Additionally, he aspires to use public health to disrupt the system in a responsible way to achieve Sustainable Development Goals through health for all...

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­­­Razel Nikka Hao

Director for Policy and Planning
Quezon City

Philippines

As Director for Policy and Planning of the Disease Prevention and Control Bureau in the Philippine Department of Health, Dr. Razel Nikka Hao leads in the technical oversight over COVID-19 and vaccination program policies and plans of the country, including development of systems integration standards for disease prevention and control for Universal Health Care...

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Deborrah Liao

Municipal Health Officer
Gamay

Philippines

Dr. Deborrah Liao is a primary care physician working in the rural, remote area in the Visayas region in the Philippines. She implements public health programs and provides primary care, specially to communities living in geographically-isolated parts of the region. Now that the Universal Health Care Law is being fully implemented in the country, she endeavors to improve provision of health services in the community in order to have better health outcomes with a healthier and more resilient community.

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Caroline Mae “Ginger” Ramirez

Physician & Mental Health Advocate
Manila

Philippines

Ginger Ramirez is a public health physician from the Philippines who works on health systems strengthening and policy development for mental health, with a specific interest in suicide prevention and bridging health inequities. In the past year, she’s had several consultancies with the World Health Organization Philippines on school-based suicide prevention interventions, suicide surveillance and mental health information systems...

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