Current MPAC members
Associate Professor Pratap Singhasivanon
Secretary General of the SEAMEO TROPMED Network
Pratap Singhasivanon is the Secretary General/Coordinator of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Tropical Medicine and Public Health Network (SEAMEO TROPMED Network) and the former Dean of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine of Mahidol University, Thailand (2004-2012). He received his MBBS from Kasturba Medical College, India, his DTM&H from Mahidol University, his MPH from Harvard University, and his Dr.PH from the University of Michigan.
Dr Singhasivanon is a long-standing adviser to WHO and a strong supporter of the Organization’s activities in addressing health problems in South-East Asia. He also plays an integral role in Thai national policies on malaria control and other vector borne diseases. He is involved in the study of malaria epidemiology in the Greater Mekong subregion and in the application of GIS for malaria surveillance as part of the Thai national malaria control programme.
He is an active member of several national and international advisory committees. He chairs the Malaria Regional Technical Advisory Group and the Advisory Committee on Research and Development of the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia and is part of the Region’s Dengue Technical Advisory Group. He also sits on the Asia Pacific Dengue Prevention Board (Dengue Vaccine Initiative), and on the Technical Advisory Group Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases of the WHO Regional Offices for South-East Asia and for the Western Pacific.
Dr Singhasivanon recently received the “Outstanding Preventive Medicine Physician” award from the Preventive Medicine Association of Thailand and an outstanding teacher award from Mahidol University. He has contributed to more than 190 peer-reviewed publications.