Dr Ravi Ranan Eliya
Institute of Health Policy
Ravi is a Fellow and Executive Director of the Institute for Health Policy. He is a physician and economist with degrees in Political Science and Medicine from the University of Cambridge and doctoral training in Health Economics from Harvard University. In 1996, he established and developed the leading health economics research group in Sri Lanka, at the Institute of Policy Studies, before transforming it in 2005 into a full-fledged, independent research center, the Institute for Health Policy (IHP), which he now leads. He has undertaken research and consulted in more than 30 countries, working with the World Bank, WHO, ADB, and other agencies and governments.
He is recognized as a leading international expert in the areas of health equity research and health accounting. His current research focuses on issues of health systems financing, aging, equity, non-communicable disease and child under-nutrition. He is director of the IHP Research Hub of the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policy, co-director of the Global Network on Health Equity (GNHE), which brings together a number of regional health equity networks, and he coordinates two major scientific networks – APNHAN (Asia-Pacific National Health Accounts Network), and Equitap (Equity in Asia-Pacific Health Systems).