CDC has worked closely with the Thailand Ministry of Public Health for more than 35 years, strengthening local capacity to detect, prevent and control diseases. HIV/AIDS, emerging infectious diseases, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria, non-communicable diseases, and refugee and migrant health are the main focus of its work in Thailand and the Southeast Asia region.
CDC programs also improve public health workforce skills in areas like laboratory, epidemiology and management science. The U.S. Agency for International Development is an important partner in HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and emerging infectious disease control. CDC works with the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences to better understand and prevent the spread of emerging infectious diseases and with partners like the International Organization for Migration to oversee the health screening of U.S.-bound refugees.
CDC in Thailand is located on the Ministry of Public Health campus in Nonthaburi. It employs approximately 16 American staff and 175 Thai nationals, many of whom are technical experts and provide assistance to other countries in Asia as well as other regions throughout the world.