May 15th

Dr. Laksono Trisnantoro Professor in Health Policy and Administration, Director, Centre for Health Service Management, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Gadjah Mada Indonesia

Prof. Dr. Laksono Trisnantoro, is a Professor in Health Policy and Administration and a senior researcher at Faculty of Medicine Universitas Gadjah Mada Indonesia. Currently, he serves as the Director of Graduate Programme in Hospital Management Universitas Gadjah Mada and Chief Editor of Indonesian Journal of Health Policy.

His interest lies in health policy and administration, especially health service decentralization. He serves as consultant for Minister of Health and local government for many years. In the past 8 years, he has been director of various programs for supporting health services in remote areas under Universitas Gadjah Mada, the local government, and Ministry of Health collaboration. After the tsunami struck Aceh and North Sumatera in 2004, he helped with recovery efforts by directing a team for supporting health service for 4 years. Since 2010 he manages a consortium of hospitals and medical schools for supporting remote hospitals in Nusa Tenggara Timur province in Maternal and Child health service. He spends part of his time as short-term consultant and technical advisor to a number of international agencies such as World Health Organization, AusAid, and the World Bank.

He obtained his MD from Universitas Gadjah Mada in 1987, and Master of Science (MSc) in Health Economics, in the Department of Economics University of York, UK. His Ph.D from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 2001 he spent a year at Harvard Medical School, Department of Social Medicine, Boston.