Since 2004, Puti Marzoeki, an Indonesian national and a medical doctor, has been the World Bank’s Senior Health Specialist for the Indonesia Human Development program. A graduate of the University of Michigan’s Masters in Public Health program, Ms. Marzoeki has been working with the World Bank since 1998. During her time with the Bank, she has provided support to the government of Indonesia on the preparation and implementation of several health reform projects, including those on safe motherhood, and on improving the efficiency and quality of provincial health services. Ms. Marzoeki has extended her expertise to other country programs; she now travels to Vietnam to help prepare a project there which seeks to improve the quality of education for health professionals – an initiative she also led in Indonesia.
Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. Marzoeki spent six years at the Ministry of Health in Indonesia, in West Java, where she was engaged in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health projects such as the Third Community Health and Nutrition Project. She has also conducted research on human resources for health, and on safe motherhood, child survival, and nutrition, at the district, village and community levels.
Before joining the Ministry of Health, she was the Head of a Community Health Center (Puskesmas) in Cianjur, West Java, where she was responsible for the implementation of basic health services, including maternal and child health, family planning, nutrition improvement, immunization, communicable disease control, health education, school health, community participation and environmental sanitation.