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Prof Asnawi Abdullah is a professor in public health with research interest in epimiology of chronic diseases; health system, modeling risk factors, health financing, risk factors and obesity, particularly in the context of developing countries. 

Now he is an adjunct Senior Research Fellow and Dean for Faculty of Public Health at University Muhammadiyah Aceh. He was a Monev and Research Adviser for maternal and neonatal health AIPMNH Project funded by AusAID/DFAT in Kupang; Research Officer for Health System Strengthening Unit, Nossal Institute for Global Health, Melbourne Univ. Australia.

He earned PhD in Epidemiology and Population Health, from School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. He having strong academic background, double Master degrees in health services management and Master in health policy, planning and financing (HPPF) from London School of Economic (LSE) and London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), University of London.

He highly experiences in research design, epidemiology data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, time-series, case control study and survey. He done several researches and consultancies relates to epidemiology, public health, maternal and child health, health system, risk factors and non-communicable disease.

He have done consultancies job for the World Bank, ADB, UNICEF, WHO and AusAID/DFAT and a number of projects funded by international NGOs

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being