Prof. dr Ali Ghufron Mukti.,M.Sc.,Ph.D

Born in Blitar, East Java, May 17, 1962; age 56 is a Director General of Technology and Higher Education Resources (SDID), Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemenristekdikti) of the Republic of Indonesia. He is well known for his involvement, mainly in health insurance, and has expertise in the field of health service quality, family medicine, and epidemiology. He has served as Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia in United Indonesia Cabinet II and also Minister The health of the Republic of Indonesia replaced Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih who died in 2012. He was replaced by Nafsiah Mboi to become Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia in the same year.

Prof. Ali Ghufron Mukti, MD, PhD took his master degree at University of Mahidol, Bangkok with MSc degree on tropical hygiene. After completing his master degree, in 2000, Prof. Ghufron finished his doctoral degree in public health at the University of Newcastle, Australia. As part of his educational history, Prof. Ghufron has received an award as a research fellow from Brown University. During his professional career, Prof. Ghufron has been appointed to several important positions. Some of the academic positions trusted to Prof. Ghufron are Head of Public Health Division, Director of Gadjah Mada Medical Centre (health plan) department, and Director of Health of Gadjah Mada Graduate Program on Health Financing and Health Insurance Management in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta. In 2008, at the age of 46, Prof. Ghufron was appointed as Dean in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Gadjah Mada and became the youngest dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Gadjah Mada.

Prof. Ghufron also had a professional career as consultant for international agencies in the area of social protection, health finance, and health insurance. Since the 90’s, Prof. Ghufron has been published more than 30 publications and wrote several books. His publications span several disciplines, including health financing/ insurance, public health and healthcare management, clinical epidemiology, etc. He was invited as lecturer and examiner in prominent national and international universities such as: University of Indonesia, University of Tokai in Japan, Asia University in Taiwan, and University Kebangsaan Malaysia. Prof. Ghufron is actively involved in many professional organizations both in the national and international scale. In some of the organizations, such as the Indonesian Community and Public Health Doctor Association (PDK3MI), Indonesian Health Insurance and Social Security Expert (PAMJAKI), and Indonesian Health Economics Association (IHEA), Prof. Ghufron was appointed as Chairman of the organization. Internationally, Prof. Ghufron was appointed as Indonesian country representative for the South East Asian Public Health Institutes Network (SEAPHEIN) in 2007 and designated as Chairman of the ASEAN “One Health” in 2011.