Ifa has a strong track record helping clients in Indonesia overcome considerable obstacles by building coalitions for advocacy and developing highly detailed stakeholder maps with key contact information. She is talented at illuminating and clarifying complex regulatory procedures. Through her close contacts at the Ministry of Health, the National Drug and Food Control Agency (BPOM) and the National Health Insurance Administration (BPJS Kesehatan), Ifa provides regulatory monitoring and analysis to help clients engage the government on health, drug and food-related issues.
Ifa brings eight years of experience providing technical assistance to the People’s Representative Council of Indonesia’s Commission IX, overseeing health and manpower affairs. Her responsibilities in the national parliament ranged from preparing draft bills, identifying stakeholders for lawmakers to engage and assisting the budgeting process for health-related issues. Aside from her contacts in key government institutions, she maintains active relationships with professional associations such as the Indonesian Doctors Association and civil society groups.
Ifa obtained her master’s degree in public health from the University of Melbourne after winning the Australian Development Scholarship. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Gadjah Mada.