Dr. Hasbullah Thabrany has worked in the field of health economics, including health financing, for the last three decades in Indonesia. He was a leader in developing Indonesia’s national health insurance scheme (JKN), which launched in 2014 and now covers 228 million people (85% of the Indonesian population). Dr. Thabrany also served as the senior health financing adviser to Indonesia’s National Social Security Council, the oversight body that is instrumental to implementing and evaluating JKN. He published a book titled Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional (JKN) that details the country’s road to universal health coverage (UHC).
He was the main founder of the two associations instrumental to developing health economics and health financing in Indonesia. The Association of Health Insurance Managers of Indonesia (PAMJAKI) was established in 1998 and the Indonesian Health Economic Assotiation (InaHEA) was established in 2013. He served as the chairman of PAMJAKI from 1998-2010 and the chairman of InaHEA from 2013 until present.
Dr. Thabrany joined ThinkWell as a senior policy advisor in 2018 on the Strategic Purchasing for Primary Healthcare project, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Currently, he is the Chief of Party for the Indonesia Health Financing Activity (HFA), funded by the USAID. He works closely with the Center for Health Financing and Health Security (PPJK) of the Ministry of Health.
Dr. Thabrany obtained an MPH and PhD in health policy and administration from University of California, Berkeley, and an MD from Universitas Indonesia. At Universitas Indonesia, Dr. Thabrany served as a professor in health economics (2003-2018), Dean of the School of Public Health (2004-2008), and as a Director of the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Studies (2009-2016).