RH and Family Planning Specialist
Dr. Ba-Thike is an International Resource Person of ADCC on Reproductive Health Management and Family Planning. From the medical perspective, Dr. Ba-Thike has been a General Practitioner (GP), an Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, surgeon and a Clinical Tutor/Lecturer at the Institute of Medicine. She has also worked as Advisor on HIV/AIDS/STDs and as Advisor on Reproductive Health and Family Planning Programmes at the UNFPA Country Technical Services Team for East and South-East Asia (UNFPA/CST) from 1999 – 2003; and, as Area Manager for Asia and Pacific, Technical Co-operation with Countries, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, Family and Community Health Cluster, WHO, Geneva from 2003 – 2011.
Dr. Katherine Ba-Thike has carried out a number of consultancies, notably the Assessment of the Implementation of the Reproductive Health Policy and Implementation of the Maternal and Newborn Health Package in Lao PDR; provided Technical Assistance in development of the National Reproductive Health Programme in Mongolia and Bhutan; served as Visiting Lecturer for Masters in Public Health course, College of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand; conducted country case studies on overlooked family planning methods to provide background information for the planned Commission on Commodities to improve women's and children's health in Lao PDR and Zambia, among others.
Dr. Katherine Ba-Thike obtained her M.B.B.S. and M.Med.Sc. degrees from the Institute of Medicine (1), Yangon, Myanmar; M.R.C.O.G. and F.R.C.O.G. qualifications from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK; and, M.Sc. (Health Systems Management) from the University of London, UK.