Ho Beverly
Ho Beverly
Health Policy Development & Planning Bureau, Department of Health San Lazaro Compound
Tayuman Manila City, Philippines
YPL Nomination 2016
Qualifications
University of the Philippines – Diliman 2001-2005 Bachelor of Science in Biology (BS)
University of the Philippines – Manila   2005-2010 Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium 2012 Emerging Voices for Global Health Fellow 
Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health – Boston, MA, USA 2014-2015 Master in Public Health (Health Policy and Management), Fulbright Scholar (MPH).
Specialization

Public Health, Health Systems, Health Financing 

Biography

Currently, Beverly is chief of the research division of the Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau of the Department of Health, and concurrently a part-time faculty of the Ateneo de Manila University Health Sciences Program.  As Division Chief, she is in charge of managing the $3.5 million health policy and systems research portfolio of the DOH from agenda setting to technical evaluation of proposals to contracting to disseminating findings in the most appropriate format that is most suitable to policymakers within the DOH and other key stakeholders; she also manages a policy and research fellowship program with 30 fellows deployed to different DOH offices ensuring that they receive a balanced learning experience (theoretical and actual). Concurrently, she has the following special assignments from the Undersecretary of Policy and Health Systems: prepare DOH strategy in engaging sectors that contribute to healthy settings (workplace, schools, housing & transportation) and address social determinants of health, spearhead consultation and writing of the medium term national health strategy, co-lead the writing of the National Objectives for Health 2016-2022, co-convene the Monitoring and Evaluation Oversight Committee of the DOH.  As part-time faculty of the Ateneo de Manila University, she teaches an introductory health policy class to pre-medical students and advises a group of students on their thesis related to out-of-pocket payment of patients in government hospitals. 

  • has been working at the Department of Health Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau since 2016 as chief of health research division. Her division provides the DOH with evidence needed to support health system reforms and promotes a culture of research.. During the last 6 years, she has worked with international development agencies providing technical assistance in the Philippines and the Greater Mekong Subregion on health financing and health impact assessment.
  • holds a medical degree from the University of the Philippines and an MPH in Health Policy and Management from Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • lives in Manila. In her free time she enjoys playtime with her nephews and nieces, traveling to new places and getting to know new people, and going to the beach.  Her special relaxing method is to read books. 
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