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    Shanti Dalpatadu

    Senior Fellow

    Dr. Dalpatadu joined the Institute for Health Policy (IHP) in June 2005, after 33 years of service in the government health sector and two years with WHO. He is a retired senior medical administrator, who has worked in various capacities in the Curative, Preventive and Administrative sectors in the Health Ministry and was the Deputy General of Health Services (Planning) for 8 years up to the time of his retirement. He served in the Medical Administrative grade for 16 years.

    He is a Board Certified Consultant in Community Medicine and has obtained the MD in Community Medicine in 1981 from the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine in Sri Lanka. He is also a Fellow of the College of Medical Administrators of Sri Lanka. He has specialized skills in Health Care Management & Community Health. He also has training in areas of Hospital & Health Administration (UK), Health Planning & Management (USA), Health Care Evaluation (Canada), Human Resource Development (Australia), and Health Sector Reforms (USA) Burden of Disease & Health Systems Performance (South Africa).
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    He has been a Short Term Consultant, Short Term Professional, as well as a Temporary Advisor for WHO South East Asia Office, in the areas of Human Resource Development, Public Health Administration and Evidence for Health Policy & Health Care Financing. He has also been a national consultant in Sri Lanka for several projects.

    He has conducted research studies in Sri Lanka, and was a member of the WHO /South East Asia Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR). He is a supervisor for research thesis for MD Community Medicine trainees and an examiner for MSc, MD courses in Medical Administration & Community Medicine. He is also a member of the Board of Studies for Medical Administrators & Community Medicine.

    During his tenure as DDG (Planning) in the Ministry of Health (MOH), he was the chairman of the health expenditure survey committee which was responsible for supervising and monitoring the development of Sri Lanka National health accounts. He has played a lead role in many of the planning and evaluation of health activities of the MOH. He has functioned as Secretary to a number of high-level policy formulation implementation councils and committees of the MOH, such as the National Health Council, the National Health Development Committee, Health Development Committee and the Ministry of Health Advisory Committee.

    He has considerable experience in formulation of National Health Policies & Plans as he has been closely involved in these activities for the Ministry of Health from 1992 to 2002.


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