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Ralalicia Limato

PhD Student, University of Oxford

Ralalicia is a health system researcher.

Currently she is undertaking a PhD degree in clinical medicine in the University of Oxford, and is working as the study coordinator for the EXPLAIN study (Exploration of Antimicrobial Consumption to Identify Targets for Quality Improvement in Indonesian Hospitals: A mixed-method study) for EOCRU.

Her background is doctor of medicine, graduated from Sam Ratulangi University, Manado, Indonesia. She demonstrated history of working in the community health settings as a community physician and community health educator. After completing a Master degree in Public Health in Flinders University, South Australia, she was working for five years in an eight countries consortium conducting health system research focused on close-to-community health providers and maternal health.

Her research interests are included health system and governance, health-related behaviors and practices, and quality in healthcare. She is skilled in mixed-method research, qualitative research, social science in health, health promotion, communication and negotiation skills of health care providers, maternal health, supportive supervision, quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation using the Most Significant Change (MSC) method, antimicrobial resistance and stewardship, and antibiotic use.


  • 2019–present
    DPhil Candidate in Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford
  • 2018–present
    Research coordinator for Exploration of Antimicrobial Consumption to Identify Targets for Quality Improvement in Indonesian Hospitals (EXPLAIN Study): A Mixed Method Study, Eijkman-Oxford Clinical Research Unit (EOCRU)
  • 2018–2018
    Program support and investigation officer PEP++ (post-exposure prophylaxis) , NLR
  • 2013–2018
    Research operations manager for REACHOUT Consortium Indonesia, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology


  • 2011 
    Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition (GDHN)
  • 2011 
    Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • 2004 
    Sam Ratulangi University, Manado, Indonesia, Doctor of Medicine (MD)


  • 2020
    Antenatal testing for anaemia, HIV and syphilis in Indonesia – a health systems analysis of low coverage, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • 2020
    Cultural norms create a preference for traditional birth attendants and hinder health facility-based childbirth in Indonesia and Ethiopia: a qualitative inter-country study, International Journal of Health Promotion and Education
  • 2019
    What factors do make quality improvement work in primary health care? Experiences of maternal health quality improvement teams in three Puskesmas in Indonesia? , PLoS ONE
  • 2019
    Is quality affordable for community health systems? Costs of integrating quality improvement into close-to-community health programmes in five low-income and middle-income countries, BMJ Global Health
  • 2018
    Analysis of Indonesia’s community health volunteer (kader) as maternal health promoters in the community integrated health services (Posyandu) following health promotion training, International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health
  • 2018
    Health system governance following devolution: comparing experiences of decentralization in Kenya and Indonesia, BMJ
  • 2017
    Use of most significant change (MSC) technique to evaluate health promotion training of maternal community health workers in Cianjur district, Indonesia, Evaluation and Program Planning
  • 2017
    Pedoman pelatihan promosi kesehatan ibu untuk kader Posyandu ,
  • 2016
    Challenges that hinder parturients to deliver in health facilities: A qualitative analysis in two districts of Indonesia, Makara Journal of Health Research