dr. Firdaus Hafidz, MPH, Ph.D

I am specialising in health financing and health insurance management. I am a researcher and lecturer at the department of health policy and management, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. I did my clinical training and complete my public health master’s degree at Universitas Gadjah Mada. I finished my Ph.D. at the University of Leeds with a research focus on assessing the efficiency of health facilities in Indonesia. I carried out several health costing studies, surveys, and health insurance projects. I have provided technical assistance to ministries of health and local government in Indonesia, and Timor-Leste through funding from GIZ, AusAid, USAID, and World Bank. I was the one of the main investigators on the normative costing study of an essential package of health services. I involved in actual costing studies of services at a different level: estimating tuberculosis patient’s cost, family planning program, primary care facilities, and hospitals. I also a member of the Joint Learning Network Costing Collaborative and has contributed to the Costing Manual.