Viktoria Couturier

Viktoria is a trained health economist, and project component lead at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Her PhD research focuses on health financing, universal health coverage reforms and pharmaceutical policy in low- and middle-income countries, with a specific focus on Asia and Indonesia.

Next to her PhD studies, Viktoria works on a global project promoting digital health financing and social protection at GIZ. Prior to this, she served as a health financing advisor for GIZ Indonesia. This post included supporting the large-scale national health insurance reform and stakeholders such as the National Social Security Council (DJSN) and the National Health Insurance Agency (BPJS). Viktoria also worked on donor and development partners' harmonization and coordination within the Providing for Health Network (P4H). Apart from her more than 10 years of experience in international cooperation and health policy, Viktoria is interested in economic evaluations of healthcare interventions and the link between the pharmaceutical sector and publicly funded healthcare systems.

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

2021 - present    PhD candidate, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University, Germany
2009 - 2010        MSc Health Economics, University of York, UK
2005 - 2009        Diploma (equivalent BSc & MSc) Health Economics, University of Cologne, Germany