Towards optimal collaboration: reforming the WHO country cooperation strategy in Thailand

As the leading coordinating agency for global public health, the World Health Organization (WHO) is challenged to improve its country-level work. In May 2016, the World Health Assembly requested WHO’s senior management to use country budgets and the organization’s social and intellectual capital to leverage additional resources to implement and sustain national programmes. A 2017 meeting of WHO country representatives highlighted the need to transform WHO into a flexible, nimble, responsive and proactive organization at the country level.

Thailand’s achievement on Hepatitis B Control

On 3 September 2019, at RC 72 of WHO South-East Region held in New Delhi, India, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of WHO SEAR presented the award of public health achievement on Hepatitis B Control to Thailand’s Deputy Minister of Public Health, Mr Sathit Pitutecha. The ministry has been leading the country’s efforts to reduce the disease prevalence to less than one percent among five-year-old, significantly reduces chronic infections and cases of liver cancer and cirrhosis in adulthood.

"Thailand becomes first in SEAR with WHO classified emergency medical team" 31 July 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand today became the first in WHO South-East Asia Region to get WHO classification for its emergency medical team (EMT). This classification makes Thailand EMT the 26th team in the international roster of WHO classified, internationally deployable medical teams.
The classification followed two days of intense evaluation by a team of experts from WHO Regional Office, Ministry of Health of Indonesia, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Kingdom Emergency Medical Team (UK-EMT).

Thailand hosts the Global Meeting of Emergency Medical Teams

Bangkok, 12 June 2019 – In the Thai capital, Bangkok, the third Global Meeting of Emergency Medical Teams was inaugurated on Wednesday (June 12), gathering responders from all over the world who are actively involved in helping patients and victims during disease outbreaks, natural disasters, conflict, and complex emergencies both nationally and internationally.

Areas of work

Works of WHO in Thailand


Health Information

Thailand health information


WHO Guidelines

A selection of evidence-based guidelines


Fact sheet

Useful information on health topics


Employment and Internship Programme

Vacancies in the WHO Thailand Office


Zika virus

Information on Zika virus

Recent highlights

  • 25 September 2019

    Expert in Media Training

    WHO is looking for an English-speaking experienced trainer to deliver a media training to its professional staff in November 2019 in its office located at the Ministry of Public Health, Tiwanon Rd, Nonthaburi (or another identified venue in Bangkok).

    Interested candidates should send their proposal by 7 October 2019.

  • 2 May 2019

    Extension deadline for proposals of RFP-2019-THA-05

    Refer to RFP-2019-THA-05 (announced on 1 April 2019), WHO Thailand would like to inform the extension deadline for proposals of RFP-2019-THA-05 (Translation / Interpretation / Editing Services).

    WHO Thailand would like to inform the extension of the closing date for the submission of proposals from 30 April 2019 to 21 May 2019.

  • 29 April 2019

    Extension deadline for proposals of RFP-2019-THA-06

    Refer to RFP-2019-THA-06 (announced on 11 April 2019), WHO Thailand would like to inform the extension of the closing date for the submission of proposals of RFP-2019-THA-06: Review of Thailand’s status based on the voluntary global targets for road safety risk factors and service delivery mechanisms. The new deadline for proposal submission is 6 May 2019, 8.00 a.m. Bangkok time.

    Please note the revised estimated timeline as follows;

    DURATION AND TIMELINE

    The duration of this assignment is tentatively 13 May 2019 to 31 October 2019 with details as follows;

    Milestones

    Approximate Timeline

    Contract signing

    13 May 2019

    Submission of the draft report

    24 July 2019

    Presentation of results from the draft report to stakeholders

    8 August 2019

    Final report

    31 October 2019

  • 11 April 2019

    Request for Proposals – A contractor to review Thailand’s status based on the voluntary global targets for road safety risk factors and service delivery mechanism

    Prospective bidders are invited to submit a proposal in response to this Request for Proposals. WHO requires the successful bidder, to carry out the review of Thailand’s status based on the global road safety performance targets . See attached detailed Terms of Reference for complete information.

    The successful bidder shall be a not for profit institution operating in the field of road safety research. with proven expertise in review and analysis of road safety situation in Thailand.

    A prospective bidder requiring any clarification on technical, contractual or commercial matters may notify WHO via email at the following address no later than 5 working days prior to the closing date for the submission of offers:

    Email for submissions of all queries: sethalpo@who.int (use Bid reference in subject line )

    To be complete, a proposal shall include:

    • A technical proposal, as described under part 2 above;
    • A financial proposal, as described under part 2 above;
    • Annex 2 , duly completed and signed by a person or persons duly authorized to represent the bidder, to submit a proposal and to bind the bidder to the terms of this RFP.
    Each proposal shall be marked Ref: RFP-2019-THA-06 .

    The bidder shall submit, in writing, the complete proposal to WHO, no later than 30 April 2019 at 17:00 hours Bangkok, Thailand time (“the closing date”), by email at the following email address: sethalpo@who.int (use Bid reference in subject line )


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    Reference is made to the RFP no. 2019-THA-06, WHO received a feedback from one of the potential bidders that the link of the Voluntary Global Targets for Road Safety Risk Factors and Service Delivery Mechanisms is not accessible. Please find the links again as follows;

  • 1 April 2019

    Request for Proposals – Translation /Interpretation Services

    Prospective bidders are invited to submit a proposal in response to this Request for Proposals. WHO requires the successful bidder to provide Translation / Interpretation / Editing Services. The successful bidder will sign a Long Term Agreement (LTA) with WHO for a duration of 1 year, renewable up to a total of 5 years upon satisfactory performance of the contractor. To be complete, a proposal shall include, in 3 separate files:

    • A technical proposal
    • A financial proposal
    • Annex 1, duly completed and signed by a person or persons duly authorized to represent the bidder, to submit a proposal and to bind the bidder to the terms of this RFP.
    The bidder shall submit the complete proposals to WHO no later than Tuesday 30 April 2019 at 16:00 hours Bangkok time (“the closing date”) by e-mail to sethalpo@who.int.

  • 22 February 2019

    Request for Proposals – Translation /Interpretation Services

    Prospective bidders are invited to this Request for Proposals. WHO requires the successful bidder to provide translation /interpretation services for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) from 1 March to 31 May 2019.
    Bidders are requested to propose the best and most cost-effective solution to meet WHO requirements, while ensuring a high level of service. The proposal should be concisely presented and structured as stated in the RFP and follow below deadlines:
    By 28 February 2019 – Technical Proposal
    By 28 February 2019 – Financial proposal

    The bidder shall submit the complete proposals to WHO no later than Thursday 28th February 2019 at 16:00 hours Bangkok time (“the closing date”) by e-mail to sethalpo@who.int.

  • 22 January 2019

    Request for Proposals – Travel Services

    Prospective bidders are invited to submit a proposal in response to this Request for Proposals. WHO requires the successful bidder to provide travel services over a total period of 2 years renewable up to a total of 5 years.

    Bidders are requested to propose the best and most cost-effective solution to meet WHO requirements, while ensuring a high level of service. The proposal should be concisely presented and structured as stated in the RFP and follow below deadlines:

    By 31 January 2019 – Annex 1, 2, 6 and 4 (if needed)
    By 10 February 2019 – Annex 3, technical proposal and financial proposal

    The bidder shall submit the complete proposals to WHO no later than Sunday 10th February 2019 at 16:00 hours Bangkok time (“the closing date”) by e-mail to sethalpo@who.int.

Contact details

World Health Organization
Country Office for Thailand
4th Fl.,Permanent Secretary Bld 3
Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi
Tel: +6625470100, Fax: +6625918199
Email: setharegistry@who.int