About Por Ir

Dr. Por Ir is an associate professor, head of Technical Bureau, at the National Institute of Public Health in Cambodia. He is a medical doctor holding a master degree in public health from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, and a PhD from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium. He has worked for more than 20 years in various MOH and donor-supported disease control and health system strengthening projects. Throughout his carrier, he has also participated in many academic and research activities, nationally and internationally and has published several articles, book chapters and working papers on health systems and health financing, in particular results-based financing, access to health care for the poor and vulnerable, and reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health. He has been an active member of several national technical working groups for strategy and policy development and program evaluations.

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PhD in Public Health
Free University of Brussels
August 2006 to June 2011

Master in Public Health
Institute of Tropical Medicine
September 2003 to July 2004

Medical Doctor Diploma (Diplôme de Docteur en Médicine)
Faculty of Medicine, University of Health Sciences
December 1989 to December 1996
Phnom Penh


Assistant Professor and Head of Technical Bureau
National Institute of Public Health
July 2011 to February 2017
Phnom Penh
As an assistant professor, I am coordinating a few courses for Master Degree in Public Health and Hospital Administration at the School of Public Health of the Institute of Public Health. As a head of Technical Bureau, I am leading all research activities, mainly health systems and policy research, and general planning, M&E of the institute. I am also a deputy chief of the secretariat of the Cambodian National Ethics Committee for Health Research. In addition, I am a member of various MOH's technical working groups for guidelines and policy development