Prof. Dr. dr. Nila Farid Moeloek, Sp.M (K)
Minister of Health
Nila Djuwita Farid Moeloek is Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia. She was appointed as Minister of Health by President Joko Widodo in 2015. Before that, she served as the Indonesian President’s Special Envoy on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) from 2010 to 2014. Under her leadership, the Office of the President’s Special Envoy on MDGs designed, developed, and implemented the Pencerah Nusantara program – an innovative health movement that involved improving access to primary health services and incorporated a Partnership Map for Development, an online data platform involving cross-sector and multi-actor partnerships for achieving the MDGs. Prof. Nila earned a degree in ophthalmology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia and a PhD in ophthalmology (cum laude) in 2003. In 2007, she was appointed as Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia. Prof. Nila is a member of the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI), President of the Indonesian Ophthalmologists Association, President of the Indonesian Cancer Foundation, and served as Chairman of PERDAMI in 2006 and 2009. Prof. Nila has been active in chairing a number of high-profile organizations in Indonesia, including the Women’s Organization Dharma Wanita. Currently, she is serving as a board member of the Partnership for Maternal, Child and Neonatal Health (PMNCH), an international organization established to implement the United Nations Secretary General’s strategic initiatives for promoting maternal and child health across the world. In addition, she also serves as an advisory board member for the EAT Forum – a global initiative focusing on the issues of food, health, and sustainability. As a scientist, Prof. Nila Djuwita has authored more than 250 scientific papers and books. For her contributions, she has received numerous awards from various government and private organizations.