Independent consultant, Former Director
Department of Health Systems Development, World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia Region
Dr Phyllida Travis worked for over twenty years for WHO. She was Director, Department of Health Systems Development, World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia Region from 2015-2019. Before moving to the South-East Asia Region, she was a health systems adviser in WHO headquarters, and also Coordinator, International Health Partnership+ from 2009-2015. Professional interests include health service delivery organization and management in low and middle-income settings; the stewardship of health systems; the monitoring of health system performance, and health development effectiveness. Publications include â€˜Working Together for Healthâ€™, the World Health Report on the health workforce (principal author), and lead author of Overcoming health system constraints to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, a top ten Lancet paper. Before joining WHO, she worked as a GP in the UK, and for several international NGOs. She is a fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom.