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Organization Contact Information

Name: Faculty of Medicine at Siriraj Hospital
Street 1: Mahidol University
Street 2: 2 Prannok Road, Siriraj District Bangkoknoi
City: Bangkok
Province: Bangkok
Post Code: 10700
Country: Thailand
Phone: 066024198256
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Angkana
Last Name: Chaiprasert
Title: Exceutive secretary of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Fund, Siriraj Foundation
Phone: 66-24198256 to 7

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Manoon
Last Name: Leechawengwongs

General Information

Board Constituency: Technical agencies
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Academic / Research Institution
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Organization Description:
Mahidol university is in charge for teaching, performing researches, and providing laboratory services on tuberculosis. We also participate in developing guideline for TB treatment and prevention and evaluating new techniques to rapidly and accurately diagnose of TB which are crucial factors for TB control. We also try to develop the appropriate point of care test for TB and join in clinical trials for new strategy on MDRTB treatment.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
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: Technical assistance and advice
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:
We put the DOTS in the curriculum of medical students. The direction of teaching, service and research are conformed to the recommendation from StopTB, WHO. Our staffs are members of the national TB sub-commitee for development of guideline for treatment of TB, advise on laboratory diagnosis, assess new technology on TB diagnosis for implementation in the country and performing research on POC test for TB, molecular epidemiology of TB and determination of drug resistant TB.

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:

Drug-Resistant TB:
We provide the service on DST for both first and second line antituberculosis drugs for patients. We report the result to public by presentation in International Conference and/or publish the data in International Journal.

We provide the DST for TB-HIV and TB patients from governmental hospital in Thailand free of charge via the Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Fund, Siriraj Foundation under the patronage of HRH Princess Galyanivadhana Krom Loung Narathiwas Rajnakarindhorn.

Laboratory Strengthening:
We collaborate with other laboratories from University and Ministry of Public Health to built TB in Thailand.

New Diagnostics:
We perform the research works on development of new laboratory methods for rapid diagnosis of TB based on molecular techniques.

Fundamental Research:
We also perform the research work on pathogenesis of TB meningitis.

We implement the MAS-PCR for rapid screening of MDR-TB funded by NIH, USA to evaluate in 3 laboratories in Thailand and 2 laboratories in China. The project is on going.


Declaration of interests:
I declare no conflict of interest.

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Last updated: May 17, 2012