Who we are
The APO is a partnership of governments, development agencies and the research community. Its mission is to act as a knowledge broker between researchers and policy makers and to promote evidence-based health policy-making in the region.
How we work
The APO’s products and processes are guided and commissioned by the Steering Committee and the Secretariat, produced by the Research Hubs, and overseen by the Research Advisory Group.
About the Secretariat
The APO Secretariat is based within the WHO at its Western Pacific Region Office in Manila, Philippines and plays both an administrative and technical role. It is responsible for setting normative guidelines, monitoring and evaluation, coordination with partners and review of the APO’s HITs and other products.
APO steering committee members
- Republic of the Philippines
- Asian Development Bank
- World Bank
- World Health Organization – Western Pacific Region and South-East Asia Region Offices
- The three APO research hubs
APO Research Advisory Group (RAG)
- Karen Eggleston, Ph. D.
Director, Asia-Pacific Health Policy Program
Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Centre
Stanford University, California, United States
- Indrani Gupta, Ph. D.
Head of the Health Policy Research Unit
Indian Institute of Economic Growth
University Enclave, Delhi, India
- Judith Healy, Ph. D.
Associate Professor, Regulatory Institutions Network
College of Asia and the Pacific
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
- Alejandro Herrin, Ph. D.
Chief of Party
Research Triangle Institute, Manila,Philippines