In Thailand, FHI 360 is connecting expertise and evidence to address HIV and AIDS, strengthen social cohesion, and mitigate the global climate crisis.
We work directly with the government of Thailand and local community-based organizations to strengthen and ensure the sustainability of HIV services for key populations. FHI 360’s local laboratory quality assurance experts have supported community-based organizations’ laboratories in improving their HIV and STI diagnostic services, gaining accreditation from the Medical Technology Council of Thailand, and becoming registered HIV and STI laboratory services for the national HIV program under the Thailand National Health Security Office.
In 2006, FHI 360 established the Product Quality and Compliance laboratory in Bangkok, which does sampling work and tests medical devices for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients. The rigorous testing ensures that the medical devices and pharmaceuticals reaching consumers meet international standards for quality.
Through the Networks for Peace project, we work with a consortium of civil society organizations and private technology companies to combat dangerous language, misinformation and disinformation online. We are using data-driven insights to understand patterns of online language and have implemented a social and behavior change communication campaign to amplify positive narratives. FHI 360 is also working with a regional network in Thailand to help religious leaders and key influencers spread diversity, equity and inclusion in their local communities.
As part of our effort to tackle the global climate crisis, we are conducting research and coordinating with key partners to apply data-driven solutions to address air pollution in Chiang Mai and Bangkok. We are also supporting efforts to manage waste, promote circular economy models and enhance health security.