Beverly Lorraine C. Ho

Beverly Lorraine C. Ho

Special Assistant to the Secretary of Health
Department of Health - Philippines

Beverly “Bev” Lorraine Ho is Chief of the Health Research Division of the Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau in the Philippine Department of Health. She works to provide the evidence needed to support health system reforms by designing innovative research grants and building institutional capacity for policy research. These efforts have significantly contributed to the passage of key legislation on sugar-sweetened beverage tax, universal health care (UHC), and the institutionalization of the health technology assessment process in the Philippines. Because of her instrumental role in the UHC Act, she was designated Special Assistant to the Secretary of Health for UHC. Prior to this, she worked with various international development agencies providing technical assistance on health financing, maternal and child health, and health impact assessment to the Philippines and the Greater Mekong Subregion. She co-founded Alliance for Improving Health Outcomes, a non-profit NGO, working to raise the profile of public health and develop a critical mass of public health professionals in the Philippines. Bev is a fellow of the Equity Initiative, an IAMP Young Physician Leader and a Fulbright scholar. She holds a MD from the University of the Philippines and an MPH in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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