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Organization Contact Information

Name: TB/HIV Research Foundation
Street 1: 1050/1 Satarn Payabarn Road
Street 2: Muang District
City: Chiang Rai
Post Code: 57000
Country: Thailand
Phone: +66-53-713135
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Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Sarmwai
Last Name: Luangjina
Title: Secretary General
Phone: +66-53-713135

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Jintana
Last Name: Ngamvittayapong-Yanai
Title: President
Phone: + 66-89-7550273

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Organization Description:
1) We are a local NGO working with local government, national TB program, local and international academic and research institutes and civil society to implement epidemiology, biological, operational and action research to reduce the burden of TB, HIV and other diseases of poverty.
2) Our Foundtaion was initiated by a group of Thai and Japanese Ph.D. students who conducted their doctoral thesis on TB, HIV and TB/HIV in 1992. After the group completed their respective degrees, they realized the importance of continuing the research and gaining further knowledge for effective TB and HIV control and care. Therefore they registered a foundation called TB/HIV Research Foundation (THRF)
3) We are collaborating with the national and international researchers to implement TB genetic resaerch, research to improve diagnosis for TB infection and TB disease. We are implementing action research by involving women organizations and vulnerable populations to improve TB care and prevention. We are planing to implement research to reduce the risk of TB such as diabetes, smoking, alcohol consumption.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Information on developments within the TB world
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Our organization have developed several evidence-based TB educational materials (booklets and DVD) with participation and contribution from the ex-patients, voluneteers and health staff. Our materials aims to reduce stigma and enhance threatment adherence, as well as buidling awareness for the society to contribute to TB care. The national TB program and the National Health Insurance Office re-produced and distributed our materials throughout the country. We also collaborate with national TB and AIDS program to implement an operational research on IPT for PLHIV

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Thailand
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
We mobilize women organizations to raise the fund to support poor TB patients in a sustainable manner.

We are implemeting OR on IPT in collaboration with national TB program

New Diagnostics:
We are implementing research on tools to diagnose TB infection and TB disease

Fundamental Research:
We are collaborating in TB genetic research

We are going to implement OR on helath promotion in TB service


Declaration of interests:
We declare no conflict of interest. We reject any funding from tobacco and alcohol business.

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Last updated: June 17, 2014