Thailand

TACHIN

 

Official name: Kingdom of Thailand

Capital City: Bangkok

Official language:Thai

 

Albion International work for Thailand:

Asia Pacific Collaborating Centre for HIV Nutrition (APCHIN) (2011- present)

KEY FOCUS: Nutrition

Project manager: Collaboration between Albion International, Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre and The World Food Programme

Donor: Self funded

APCHIN was established to address the food and nutrition needs identified in association with HIV and tuberculosis (TB) in the Asia and Pacific region.

  • Thai Australia Collaboration for HIV Nutrition (TACHIN) (2005 – 2012)

KEY FOCUS: Nutrition

Project manager: Albion International

Donor: AusAID (2005-2008)

This project was funded under the AusAID Australian HIV/AIDS Partnerships Initiative (AHAPI) grant scheme. The project was a joint initiative of the Albion International, the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre and Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University. TACHIN aimed to enhance the care of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Thailand by integrating a range of nutrition interventions in comprehensive HIV treatment, care and support.

The project developed activities in five key areas of intervention: HIV nutrition advocacy, clinical nutrition care, community-based nutrition activities, care provider education and operational research.

The fundamental knowledge and experience established and the ongoing impact of HIV make the TACHIN partnership an important resource for the region. The project’s significant achievements have created a strong foundation for future development, by consolidating the services already established and developing a number of innovative new areas of focus.

  • Thailand – AusAID – Australia HIV/AIDS Ambulatory Care Project – Impact Evaluation (2004 – 2005)
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KEY FOCUS: Impact evaluation

Project Coordinator: Independent Reviewers

Donor: AusAID

Albion International was represented on the evaluation team to assess the impact of the ‘Thailand-Australia HIV/AIDS Ambulatory Care Project' (1997-2001). The impact evaluation examined the sustainability of project related changes within the Bamrasnaradura Institute – National Centre for HIV/AIDS Care and Training, with particular focus on the ambulatory care model and the training program.

  • Thailand-Australia HIV/AIDS Ambulatory Care Project (1997 – 2001)

KEY FOCUS: Multidisciplinary care and treatment capacity building

Project Coordinator: Albion International

Donor: AusAID

This project was a collaboration between the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Hospital in Bangkok and Albion International. The project established a fully integrated ambulatory care model for the delivery of optimal care to patients with HIV and the support of families and carers. Other significant activities included capacity building and human resource development, administrative and organizational structure and development, expanded counselling services, further development of pharmacy and laboratory services, improved health care worker safety and infection control, increased access to and availability of health education and information services, and development of a National and Regional Training Centre in HIV/AIDS care. An independent evaluation of the project commissioned by AusAID assessed the project to have achieved significant success, concluding that the “project was, and will continue to be, extremely valuable”.