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AIDS Programmes

National Strategic Framework: 2007-2011

Overview (UNAIDS 2006):
The two key challenges to be confronted by Thailand are: (1) Re-invigorating national and local programme responses in a decentralised setting (especially political commitment of the public sector and practical investment by the private commercial sector) to move further towards universal access; and (2) Identifying and mobilising sufficient and sustainable local, provincial, national and international resources (human, material or financial) to turn the promises of scaling up towards universal access (particularly prevention programming) into reality.

Successfully addressing the former challenge will hinge in no small part on Thailand's willingness (particularly the political leadership) to accept that more can and should be done to push the AIDS response forward, in a spirit of inclusion and active participation by a multitude of stakeholders. The latter challenge will depend substantially on the willingness of decision makers to broaden and deepen their partnerships both inside and outside of Thailand to ensure that all possible resources are effectively mobilised in the effort.

HIV/AIDS Organisations

  Bureau of AIDS, Tuberculosis, and STIs, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health
Contact person: Dr Sombat Thanprasertsuk, director Tel: +66 2 591 8411
Location: Nonthaburi 11000, Thailand +66 2 591 8412
  Fax: +66 2 591 8413
What we do:

  Asian Business Coalition on AIDS
Contact person: Tel: +66 2 643 9891
Location: C/o Thailand Business Coalition on AIDS
Chaman Phenjati Business Centre,
Suite 65/92, 10th floor
9 Rama 9 Road
Huaykwang Bangkok 10320, Thailand
Fax: +66 2 643 9894
What we do:

  AIDS Care Education and Training Ltd
Contact person: Tel: +66 2 718 7231
Location: P.O. Box 67
Huamak Post Office
Bangkok 10243 Bangkok, Thailand
Fax: +66 2 718 7233
What we do:

 Thai Red Cross Society
Contact person: Tel: +66 2 255 4616
Location: 1871 4th floor, Terdprakiat Bldg,
Rama IV Road
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Fax: +66 2 252 7795
What we do:

 Family Health International
Contact person: Tel: +66 2 263 2300
Location: 19th Floor, Tower 3, Sindhorn Building
130-132 Wireless Road
Kwaeng Lumpini, Khet Phatumwan
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Fax: +66 2 263 2114
What we do:

Contact person: Matthew Friedman, deputy director Tel:
Location: 93/1 Wireless Road
Diethelm Towers A, 3rd Floor
Bangkok, Thailand 10330
What we do:

  UNAIDS Country Coordinator
Contact person: Patrick Brenny Tel: +66 2 280 1755
Location: Fax: +66 2 280 1414
What we do: UNDP, South East Asia Regional Programme on HIV/AIDS.

 United Nations Building
Contact person: Tel: +66 2 288 2205
Location: Raidamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Fax: +66 2 280 1852
What we do:

 UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS, Chair
Contact person: Dr P.T. Jayamickramarajah, WHO Tel: +66 2 590 1515
Location: Office of the WHO Representative Building 3
4th Floor c/o Ministry of Public Health Tiwanond Road
11000 Nonthaburi, Thailand
Fax: +66 2 581 8199
What we do:

Treatment Map

Adult HIV Prevalence Rate (%): 1.4
No. Of People living with HIV/AIDS: 560,000
No. Of HIV Testing & Counselling Sites: 1,000
No. Of People in need of ART:
No. Of People On ART: 72,000-91,000
No. Of Sites Reportedly Distributing ARVs: >800
No. Of People on ART Public Sector:
No. Of People on ART Private Sector:
No. Of People on ART in Non-Government Programmes:
No. Of People Expected to be on ART:
Front Line Drug Regimen:
*PMTCT Regimen:

HIV/AIDS Fund Disbursements:
Total Funds Disbursed By The Global Fund as of December 2006: US$ 78,023,927
Total Funds Disbursed By The World Bank Multi-Country HIV/AIDS Programme (MAP): not applicable
Total Funds Planned for Disbursement By PEPFAR During 2006 Fiscal Year: US$1.5 million

Sources: UNAIDS


Demographics (United Nations Population Fund):
Population: 64.8 million
Urban population: 32 percent

Under 5 mortality per 1000 births: 25
Male life expectancy: 67.7 years
Female life expectancy: 74.6 years
Combined average life expectancy: 71.15 years
Combined average life expectancy 1975-1980: approx. 61 years

Education (UNESCO, 2004):
Males with secondary education as percentage of secondary school-age youths: 77 percent
Females with secondary education as percentage of secondary school-age youths: 77 percent

Literacy rates (UNESCO, 2004):
Percentage of literate males aged 15 or older: 94.9 percent
Percentage of literate females aged 15 or older: 90.5 percent
Combined literacy rate for those aged 15 or older: 92.7 percent
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