University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, Philippines
Lulu Bravo is a Professor Emeritus at the College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila. She is the former Vice Chancellor for Research and Executive Director of the National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila (2005 – 2011) and current head of the Vaccine Study Group of the NIH – UPM. She is the President of the Immunization Partners in Asia Pacific (IPAP), current Executive Director and past President of the International Society of Tropical Pediatrics (ISTP) 2008 – 2011, past Chair and Founder of the Asian Strategic Alliance for Pneumococcal Disease Prevention (ASAP) 2007 – 2011, and Executive Director, Sec-General (1998 – 2006) & past President of the Asian Society for Pediatric Infectious Disease (ASPID) 2006 – 2008. She has served in various capacities in many other Asian medical and professional societies and as WHO Technical Advisor. She has served as well in national medical organizations such as PMA, PPS, PIDPS, PSMID and the Philippine Foundation for Vaccination (PFV) of which she is the founding President and current Executive Director.
In the international scene, she is a member of the Rota Council, Pneumococcal Awareness Council of Experts (PACE) and member of the Dengue Vaccine Initiative (DVI). Her work has earned for her various national and international honors and awards in the professional, academic and research fields, including the Outstanding Physician (2009) and the prestigious Dr. Jose P. Rizal Memorial Award for Academe (2011) given by Philippine Medical Association, the 2012 Asian Outstanding Pediatrician Award given by the Asia Pacific Pediatric Association and 2018 Outstanding Professional in Medicine given by the Professional Regulation Commission of the Philippines. In 2008, she presented both written and oral evidence to the UK’s House of Commons to justify the $ 2.5 Billion vaccination advance market commitment to provide needed vaccines for the developing world. She was named Pneumonia Fighter in 2018 by the JustActions Organization, a US-based advocacy movement and corporation associated with People Empowerment. Dr. Lulu Bravo completed her MD, pediatric residency and subspecialty training in infectious disease at Philippine General Hospital-College of Medicine of the University of the Philippines Manila. She supplemented her fellowship in pediatric infectious disease at the University of Texas Southwestern Health Science Center in Dallas, USA in 1986. She has published more than 100 scientific articles, books and book chapters in both local and international circles.