Ita Perwira is a researcher at Center for Health Policy and Management (CHPM), Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University. She is a medical doctor with seven years professional experiences in various NGOs and other international organizations, particularly in public health and community development sector. She just completed her Master’s in Public Health on a full scholarship from NZAid at the University of Auckland’s Population Health Department. She also has Master in Epidemiology from University of Indonesia’s Public Health Department. She has a good knowledge on NGO/CSO terms including project design, direct management, monitoring & evaluation, and closeout program, with special emphasis on health especially in HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health and TB; and also education and community development. She has experiences in both qualitative and quantitative research, including the development of project design/management of health impact, and other technical evaluations.