Diah Saminarsih currently serves as the Senior Advisor on Gender and Youth to the WHO Directorate General. Diah is also the founder and board of trustee of CISDI (Center for Indonesia’s Strategic Development Initiatives), a Jakarta-based think tank working to alleviate health service delivery problems ini Indonesia.
Diah’s journey in Indonesia health system strengthening began when she designed and implemented Pencerah Nusantara, an initiative that strengthens primary healthcare services in various rural locations in Indonesia. The initiative became a breakthrough innovation that triggered a systemic change in Indonesia’s health sector.
In 2014, upon her appointment as Special Adviser for the Minister of Health, Diah has represented Indonesia in numerous global agendas including the UN General Assembly on the conception of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the duration of 2012 – 2014, World Health Assembly, Co-Moderating WHO Director General Candidates Debate, as well as Stockholm Food Forum 2017 where she presented the Indonesian government’s plan in co-hosting the first Asia Pacific Food Forum.