Dr Phanouvong’s main interest areas include risk-based regulatory approach and medical product quality assurance and control systems strengthening.
He completed his under and postgraduate studies at Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary, where he earned a PhD in 1991. In 1998, he gained another PhD at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia.
Dr Phanouvong has over 28 years of national, regional and international experiences in medicines policy, regulation, research, and practical expertise in key aspects of quality assurance systems of medicines.
He has worked in different organizations and programs in different capacities in Laos, Hungary, Australia, Switzerland, USA and Singapore.
Dr Phanouvong currently works as Director of the United States Pharmacopeia’s Global Public Health Asia programs. Prior to this post, he was the Sr. Manager of Promoting the Quality of Medicines in Asia, a program funded by USAID.
As one of the MQ-SAC members of IDDO, his involvement would include providing scientific and technical inputs in medicines quality research agenda, sampling and testing methodology, data analysis, and utilization.