Natalie Phaholyothin

Associate Director

The Rockefeller Foundation


Natalie Phaholyothin is an Associate Director at The Rockefeller Foundation’s Asia Regional Office. She oversees the overall health portfolio in Asia. She manages the Transforming Health Systems (THS) program which aims to support countries towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Natalie works closely with THS’s partners to build capacity, generate evidence for policy making and create sustainable partnerships and networks for health systems strengthening and UHC. She works closely to support the growing network of health systems practitioners, the Joint Learning Network (JLN), in its endeavors to bring in-country knowledge to solve common problems that countries face towards implementation of UHC programs. Through RF’s pioneering Disease Surveillance Networks (DSN) initiative, she facilitated the institutionalization of a regional disease surveillance network – the Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance Network (MBDS) which is now the MBDS Foundation. The MBDS Foundation and the network in which it serves have been instrumental in building capacities at cross border areas in the Greater Mekong Sub-region to monitor, track and prevent infectious disease outbreaks through community engagement and innovative solutions. In addition, Natalie is involved in the emerging health program of the Foundation that will focus on community health and leverage the power of digital solutions.

2 FEB, 2018 10:00-12-00 hrs. PS2.5 Reducing the Gap: Addressing Neglected Disease; Neglected Populations