Chair of the HAIAP Governing Council:
Dr Niyada Kiatying Angsulee
Email: “Niyada K.Ang” <niyada.k.ang[AT]gmail.com>
Niyada Kiatying-Angsulee, Ph.D. currently leads 3 major organisations, firstly as Chair HAIAP (Health Action International Asia Pacific), secondly as Chair of Health and Development Foundation, and lastly as Manager of Drug System Monitoring and Development Centrd at Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University.
She got her Bachelor degree in Pharmacy from Chulalongkorn University, Master degree in Phamacology from Mahidol University, and Ph.D. in Health Policy from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London.
Niyada serves in various committees at Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health, such as National Antimicrobial Resistance Policy Board, Drug Committee (as expert by law), and Subcommittee on Promotion of Rational Drug Use, under the National Drug Policy Board. Her two major previous positions were Director of Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute, and member of Fund for Promotion of Safe and Innovative Media (by law). At the same time, she volunteers to work with many civil society organisations (consumer and patient groups) both nationally and internationally, for example as a board member of ISIUM (International Society for Improving Use of Medicine). Niyada also serves as temporary expert with World Health Organization.
Her current focus is on drug system monitoring to signal risk factors to health to relevant bodies, to raise awareness among public, and to advocate certain public policies such as those on antimicrobial resistance, rational use of medicine, and Access to Medicine. Other works include governance and ethics, social pharmacy, and roles of sciences in social development and sustainability.
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Vale Shila Kaur
HAIAP Coordinator 2010-2017
Shila, a wonderful friend, a colleague, and the passionate and indefatigable coordinator of Health Action International Asia Pacific (HAIAP)
Remembered with great sadness for her passing but also with enormous appreciation and thanks for her contribution.
Shila passed away November 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, with her sister and family.
Coordinator 2019 …
Beverley Snell’s first qualification was in Pharmacy but she expanded into more general international health and access to medicines. She worked with refugees in Somalia from 1980 to 1986 then returned to Melbourne to work with Therapeutic Guidelines and with the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service.
She was based at the Burnet Institute between 1994 and 2012 where she taught in the Monash University MPH course and was involved in pharmaceutical systems strengthening in Pacific Islands and Mekong countries associated with WHO and governments. After retiring from Burnet she remains a Burnet Associate and still works with former colleagues, especially around Antimicrobial Stewardship.
She has been involved with HAIAP since 1986 and was appointed coordinator in 2019.