Assist. Prof. Ir Por M.D., MPH, PhD

Dr. Por Ir has been a member and lecturer of the School of Public Health, National Institute of Public Health since 2007. Since 2011, he has been promoted to be an Assistant Professor. His teaching areas are Health Policy and Vertical Analysis. Dr. Por Ir was born on 08 October 1971 in Siem Reap province, Cambodia. He started his education after the fall of Khmer Rough regime in 1979. In 1996, he obtained his Medical Diploma at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. From 1997 to 1999, he worked for the Ministry of Health in Siem Reap on quality improvement programmes. Later, he was seconded to work temporarily with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Cambodia on various disease control and health system strengthening projects, including health equity funds. In 2004 he obtained his MPH degree at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. He then joined the Belgian Technical Cooperation to implement a health project to expand health equity funds and other health district development strategies introduced by MSF in three provinces in Cambodia. In 2011, he obtained his PhD degree in Medical Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Free University of Brussels, Belgium. To date, he published 14 papers in PUBMED, including one article and two correspondence letters in the Lancet, and several others as book chapters and working papers.