The 5th Global Meeting of Ministry of Health Focal Points for Violence and Injury Prevention, 3-4 November 2018, Bangkok

The 5th Global Ministry of Health Focal Points for Violence and Injury Prevention convened some 100 delegates from 70 primarily low- and middle-income countries, including Ministry of Health focal points, heads of WHO Collaborating Centres and NGOs in Official Relations with WHO, and WHO colleagues from all levels of the organization. The meeting was opened by H.E. Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, Minister of Public Health of Thailand, who welcomed delegates, noting the importance of violence and injuries in Thailand and highlighting the significant progress that has been made in the country to address these public health challenges. He was joined for the opening session by Dr Daniel Kertesz, WHO Representative of Thailand, who also welcomed delegates, and indicated WHO’s willingness to support Ministry of Health focal points in their various roles, from data collection to prevention to services. Dr Etienne Krug, WHO Director, presented on “Opportunities for advancing violence and injury prevention within WHO’s General Programme of Work 2019-2023.

UN Task Force on NCDs: Royal Thai Government Thailand working with UN System to strengthen national NCD response

UN Task Force on NCDs:  Royal Thai Government Thailand working with UN System to strengthen national NCD response
Department of Diseases Control, Ministry of Public Health

To support the country’s response to epidemics of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), the Royal Thai Government today welcomed a high-level delegation representing the United Nations Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) on NCDs, led by World Health Organization (WHO) Deputy Director-General Dr Soumya Swaminathan.

“Thailand understands that NCDs pose a major threat to public health and development and must be tackled tactically and urgently,” said Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, Minister of Public Health, when meeting the UNIATF mission.

World Hepatitis Day 2018 - Test. Treat. Hepatitis

"Test. Treat. Hepatitis" is the theme of World Hepatitis Day 2018, 28 July 2018. Viral hepatitis B and C are major health challenges, affecting 325 million people globally. They are root causes of liver cancer, leading to 1.34 million deaths every year. Hepatitis B and C are chronic infections that may not show symptoms for a long period, sometimes years or decades. At least 60% of liver cancer cases are due to late testing and treatment of viral hepatitis B and C. Low coverage of testing and treatment is the most important gap to be addressed in order to achieve the global elimination goals by 2030.

WHO events and activities can aim to achieve the following objectives globally, in regions and in countries:

  • To support scale-up of hepatitis prevention, testing, treatment and care services, with specific focus on promoting WHO testing and treatment recommendations;
  • To showcase best practices and promote universal health coverage of hepatitis services; and
  • To improve partnerships and funding in the fight against viral hepatitis

Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life.

Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need.

Transfusion of blood and blood products helps save millions of lives every year. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with a higher quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. It also has an essential, life-saving role in maternal and child care and during the emergency response to man-made and natural disasters.

A blood service that gives patients access to safe blood and blood products in sufficient quantity is a key component of an effective health system. An adequate supply can only be ensured through regular donations by voluntary, unpaid blood donors. However, in many countries, blood services face the challenge of making sufficient blood available, while also ensuring its quality and safety.

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

  • 22 October 2018

    22 October 2018 - Request for Proposals

    The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to enter into a contractual agreement with a successful bidder and select a suitable contractor to provide customs clearance and land transportation service for inbound sea, air and land freight shipments over a total period of 1 year renewable up to a total of 5 years.

    Details available in the RFP document and its annexes.

  • 3 September 2018

    Request for Proposals - Retreat Facilitation Services

    WHO Thailand is looking for staff retreat facilitation service for 2 days.

    Details available in the RFP document and its annexes.

  • 27 August 2018

    Request for Proposals

    WHO Thailand is looking for an audit firm that can conduct 4 annual financial audits of 6 different projects and submit reports in English (ie. 24 audits in total over a period of 4 years). Each project’s overall budget will be approximately THB 60,000,000 spread over 4 years (2018-2021).

    Details available in the RFP document and its annexes.

  • 29 June 2018

    Request for Proposals (RFP) Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) audit

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking proposals for an audit services for Thailand Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) projects. The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to enter into a contractual agreement with a successful bidder and select a suitable contractor to carry out annual audits of 6 Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) projects over a total period of 4 years. Each project’s overall budget will be approximately THB 60,000,000 spread over 4 years (2018-2021).

    WHO is an Organization that is dependent on the budgetary and extra-budgetary contributions it receives for the implementation of its activities. Bidders are, therefore, requested to propose the best and most cost-effective solution to meet WHO requirements, while ensuring a high level of service. We are still accepting proposals.

  • 19 February 2018

    WHO Thailand is selling vehicles

    The World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office for Thailand is selling vehicles:

    • TOYOTA HIACE COMMUTER DIESEL
    • TOYOTA FORTUNER DIESEL

    The vehicle will be sold against best bid. Sealed bid should be submitted to World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office for Thailand not later than 20 March 2018 at 12:00 hrs.

  • 6 February 2018

    Catalyzing population-wide sodium reduction in Thailand

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking proposals for the implementation of the Catalyzing population-wide sodium reduction in Thailand as a component of the Resolve to Save Lives an Initiative of Vital Strategies. Hypertension and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading causes of death worldwide. High-salt diets have been associated with a greater risk of hypertension, stroke, and other CVDs. Reduction in salt intake leads to lower blood pressure in hypertensive patients.

  • 15 December 2017

    WHO is looking for a part-time consultant/trainer

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is looking for a part-time consultant/trainer/coach for work to be done between February and December 2018. Please find attached the information regarding the terms of reference. Interested candidates should send their proposal by 12 January 2018.

  • 28 October 2017

    Thailand highest in Asia in NCD indicators

    At the ThaiHealth Board Meeting last week, the Deputy Prime Minister Admiral Narong Pipatanasai acknowledged Thailand’s progress on NCDs published by WHO in 2017 NCD Progress Monitor Report. Out of 19 indicators, THA got 12 marks and ranked among the top 10 globally.

  • 24 October 2017

    Road Safety Journalism Fellowship Program

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking proposals for the implementation of the Road Safety Journalism Fellowship Program as a component of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) program (2015-2019). BIGRS is providing funding in five countries to support legislative improvements and capacity building for journalists, and Thailand is one of these countries. Based on WHO’s previous experience, working with journalists through a systematic approach is a key step to improving coverage around the issue.

  • 24 October 2017

    Legal Development Program

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking proposals for the implementation of the Legal Development Program as a component of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) program (2015-2019). BIGRS is providing funding in five countries to support legislative improvements and Thailand is one of these countries.

  • 29 September 2017

    Antimalarial drug resistance in the Greater Mekong Subregion: How concerned should we be?

    The Lancet Infectious Diseases recently published letter on the rapid spread of a “dangerous” malaria parasite that “cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs” – a parasite they describe as “super malaria”. The Global Malaria Programme has developed a public Q&A that articulates our position on this issue: http://www.who.int/malaria/media/drug-resistance-greater-mekong-qa/en/

  • 29 September 2017

    New tools launched to tackle cardiovascular disease, the biggest killer in Thailand

    On the occasion of World Heart Day, the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other partners launched a technical package to tackle cardiovascular disease—the number one killer in Thailand and around the world.

  • 20 September 2017

    WHO releases new resources on dementia

    For World Alzheimer’s Day, on 21 September, WHO is releasing a new set of resources for different audiences on how to contribute to improving the lives of people with dementia, their carers and families. The resources are for policy-makers, health- and social-care providers, civil society organizations and people living with dementia and their carers.

  • 5 September 2017

    Health for all emphasized as WHO South-East Asia Region’s health ministers meet opens

    World Health Organization emphasized the need to make health for all a top priority in WHO South-East Asia Region as health ministers, leaders and officials commenced a five-day meeting.

  • 4 September 2017

    Thailand committed to defeating human rabies by 2020

    Professor Dr Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of Thailand visited the World Health Organization’s headquarters in Geneva on Monday 28 August 2017. The Princess is a champion of efforts to make Thailand rabies-free by 2020, in line with the wider initiative to end human rabies deaths by 2030, worldwide.

  • 14 June 2017

    Abuse of older people on the rise – 1 in 6 affected

    Around 1 in 6 older people experience some form of abuse, a figure higher than previously estimated and predicted to rise as populations age worldwide.

  • 1 April 2017

    World Health Day 2017: Depression Let’s Talk

    World Health Day is observed on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO. It provides us with an opportunity to mobilize actions around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The theme of World Health Day campaign this year is depression. The overall goal of the campaign is that more people with depression seek and receive help.

Contact details

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Country Office for Thailand
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Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi
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