The Center of Excellence for the Hill Tribe Health Research (CEHR)

Objectives

  1. To be the center of excellence for doing research related to the health of hill tribe people.
  2. To be the training center for improving health professionals’ skills in all aspects the health of hill tribe people..

 

Missions

  1. Conducting research in all aspects in improving the health of hill tribe people;
  2. Supporting the university’s postgraduate studies;
  3. Developing the health policies relating to the health of hill tribe people in order to support Thai government and other governments in the region.

 

Head of Center

Asst. Prof. Dr. Tawatchai Apidachkual
Tel: +66 (0) 5391 6914
E-mail: tawatchai.api@mfu.ac.th

 

Outstanding Works

No.

Works

Type of Works

Summary

1

Hill tribe audio computer assisted self-interview software (HACASI)

Health innovation

HACASI software systems are especially well suited for collecting sensitive data on risky sexual behavior among targeted populations.

2

Medication alert using mobile platform for tuberculosis patient (MDOT)

Health innovation

Drug alert using a mobile platform for improving DOTS program among TB patients.

3

Zoning for open burning control policy in highland

Public policy

This preliminary designed zoning program is effectively used for controlling open burning in highland. It will control the smoke which causes health problems.

4

A community-based program for improving quality of life for the hill tribe elderly population

Public policy

The program is used for improving quality of life among the hill tribe elderly population by focusing on enhancing stakeholders’ roles in a community.

5

A hand foot mouth disease (HFMD) prevention and control guideline

Public policy

A guideline is developed based on the evidences found, which is focused on setp-by-step in prevention and control HFMD in a day care center

 

 

Collaborations

No.

Collaboration

Type of Collaboration

Summary

1.

Thailand-World Health Organization

Scientific collaboration

Scientific information sharing, national and international conferences,  and research collaboration

2.

HKU-Pasteur Research Pool

Scientific collaboration

Scientific information sharing, and exchange of researchers and students

3.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

Scientific collaboration

Sharing of scientific information, research tools and materials

4.

Ministry of Public Health, Thailand

Scientific collaboration

Scientific information sharing, national and international conferences, 

 

Contact

Asst. Prof. Dr.Tawatchai Apidachkual
Tel: +66 (0) 5391 6914
E-mail: tawatchai.api@mfu.ac.th