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Noel D. Lawas, MD, MPHM
Department of Health Policy and Administration

Dr. Noel D. Lawas is a Professor VII at the Department. He served as the Department Chairperson for 6 years and was the former Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Administrative and Fiscal Matters (2002-2005).

A graduate of the degree in Doctor of Medicine at the UP Manila, Dr. Lawas pursued further studies and obtained a Masters in Primary Health Care Management degree from Mahidol University, Thailand. He also earned postgraduate trainings in Health Economics from the University of Kobe, University of Tokyo and University of New South Wales and Health Insurance from the University of Kobe and University of Tokyo.

As a faculty , he handles courses in the field of Maternal and Child Health, Family Planning, Hospital Administration, Health Systems Research and Quality Assurance Programs and Health Economics.
In addition to his major contribution as a faculty member, he serves as a consultant for Hospital Information System World Health Organization in a number of occasions. He was on special detail in Cambodia to evaluate the TBA Training Program of the National Maternal and Child Health Centre . He served as a Regional Adviser in Health Services Development in 1998 and as an Acting Management and Research Support Officer for six months. His main responsibilities included the provision of technical collaboration between Member States on the design, implementation and evaluation of initiatives to improve the health service delivery system. His other WHO project involvements revolved around health human resource development (Mongolia), computer-based software and information systems development (Lao, PDR) and development of a hospital financial management system (Lao, PDR).

Locally, Dr. Lawas has also shared his expertise through various projects and consultancy services including the Evaluation of the Regional Health Research Development Committees (PCHRD), Development of Management Information System (UP Manila, Department of Health, Department of National Defense) and Hospital Management (UP Manila, CPH and NIH-Cambodia). His expertise on maternal and child health, hospital and information management is clearly reflected through his published articles.



  • Lawas, ND et al.. A Manual in LGU Scorecard Institutional Validation System. . (2013); ;
  • dela Peña, JO, Lawas, ND, & Sison, FM.. Financial Performance of Private Tertiary Hospitals in the Philippines1997-2003: Policy Implications. UP Manila Journal. (2005); 10 (1);
  • Lawas, N.. Evaluation on the Feasibility of the Philippine Local Health Information System Project. The UP Manila Journal. (2004); 9;
  • Lawas, N.. An Exploratory Study on the Demand for Services of Public and Private Hospitals in the Philippines. The UP Manila Journal. (2001); 6 (3);
  • Lawas, ND, Javier, RS, Antonio, CT, Faraon, EA, Mabunga, ST, Tobias, EM. Health Human Resource needs of Government Hospitals in the Philippines. . Acta Medica Philippina.. ; 48 (3); 20-25