Midori de Habich is the former health minister of Peru and is an economist with over 25 years of experience in health-systems-related research, policy design and implementation.
A senior fellow with R4D, Ms. de Habich was Minister of Health of Peru from July 2012 to November 2014, during which time she led a comprehensive health reform in Peru aimed at achieving universal health coverage. She has been invited as keynote speaker on multiple occasions, including for the HSG Symposium in Vancouver in 2014 and UHC2030-WHO events regarding health financing and the WHO Fourth Advanced Course on Health Financing for Universal Coverage for Low and Middle Income Countries in 2017, among others.
Ms. de Habich is co-chair of the UHC2030 Working Group on Transition and Sustainability. She is also a member of the WHO Technical Advisory Group focused on “Financing Public Goods in Health” and a member of the board of directors of the 2030 Water Resources Group in Peru.
She earned a professorship in health economics and public management from the Universidad del Pacífico and the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas.