As an international public health expert, Dr Vital has over 27 years of working experience in the Philippines and Fiji Islands dealing with public health program development, management and implementation; program planning, research and monitoring and evaluation.
Since 1994, he has been working in a number of projects funded by Asian Development Bank, The World Bank, USAID, UNFPA, WHO, and government bodies in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention, Reproductive Health, Family Planning, WASH, Nutrition, Social Health Insurance, EPI, Gender Sensitivity and thus developed senior expertise in strategic planning, strategy conceptualization, plan implementation, project performance evaluation, qualitative research, networking, stakeholder engagement and health policy development. Dr. Vital also has extensive experience in strengthening Public-Private Partnerships in the health sector in Asia Pacific Region. From time to time, he makes presentation on these aspects as guest speaker/panelist in both local and international venues.
On the clinical aspect, he is engaged in patient consultation, medical management of clinics and in disaster preparation and operations. As Medical Director and Board of Director of Disaster Rescue and Communication Group Inc. since 2013, he provides technical inputs on medical/health related matters in training, operations, planning and in outreach activities.
Presently, Dr. Vital is engaged as Public Health Consultant with the German International Agency, Asian Development Bank and Boston Scientific at the same time holding regular clinic hours as a primary care physician in companies and offices.
Dr. Vital holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Far Eastern University and a Masteral and Bachelor of Science degrees in Public Health from the University of the Philippines. Besides, he is also a Fellow and Diplomate of the Philippine Society of Venereologists Inc. as well as with the Philippine Association of Military Surgeons.