CDC – Thailand’s Health Partnership
Thailand’s Public Health Ministry and CDC Celebrates 35 Years of Collaboration
Marking the 35th Anniversary of collaboration between the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Thailand and the United States will organize a wide range of activities throughout 2015 to deepen partnership for the benefit of the peoples in both countries and beyond.
The CDC started its program in Thailand in 1980 with the Field Epidemiology Training Program. Other notable programs include the HIV/AIDS research collaboration in 1990, immigrant, refugee and migrant health in 2006, and programs on non-communicable diseases and malaria in 2012.
Key areas of the CDC’s work in Thailand are infectious diseases research, capacity building and technical assistance, epidemiology training, refugee health and chronic diseases. The two sides aim to strengthen its capacity to assess, prevent and mitigate the effects of public health threats of national, regional and global importance.