Dr. Tan is a former Secretary of Health for the Philippine Government.
He served as Undersecretary and Chief of Staff of the Department of Health from 1992 to 1994.
Prior to that time, he held senior positions at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), both at the national and the regional levels.
Earlier, Dr. Tan served as a rural health physician and trainer.
Dr. Tan has been a Consultant for UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), The World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
is widely published and has lectured in fifteen countries on several continents.
The recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Tan is currently an International Consultant on Health Policy Development and was until recently Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of the Philippines Manila and, concurrently, Executive Director of the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Tan is President and/or Chief Officer of several health-related nongovernmental organizations.
He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines and the Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium.
is a Philippine citizen.
Dr.Jaime Galvez Tan