Welcome Message from the Director

ASEAN Institute for Health Development (AIHD) is an organization established to advance health development that benefits not just the people in Thailand but also the citizens of other ASEAN member countries using the basic health principles. The ASEAN Institute for Health Development has three main tasks: education, research and academic services. AIHD also served as a source of information in various health-related fields and a leading institution for primary health training for health personnel and relevant parties in ASEAN Member States. Currently, AIHD’s work has been expanded to cover community health development at both the national and regional levels.
Ever since, our vision is "To be a world-class academic institute for global health, health policy and health development". This vision, which received an approval from Mahidol University Council, supports and helps forward the university's vision of becoming a leading research-driven academic institution and be one of the top 100 universities in the world.
AIHD has established a strong partnership and close coordination with various organizations in Thailand and abroad to foster academic collaboration and generate funding to support and sustain its research projects, which are crucial to health development. One of the projects that we have undertaken is to develop the Social Health Protection (SHP) program in the Master of Primary Health Care Management (MPHM) program in academic services. This project is in collaboration with the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phudit Tejativaddhana, M.D.


AIHD provides short-term programs in both Thai and international languages for organizations both nationally and internationally and organizes academic activities that provide essential knowledge and help drive policies for health development. Our institution serves as the secretariat of the ASEAN University Network for Health Promotion Network (AUN-HPN). We are also gearing towards providing support to the secretariat of the MU Global Health Program and coordination for the establishment of the Mahidol Active Ageing Policy Watch Center, which includes the Secretariat Office for Regional Technical Facility on Social Health Protection and is in collaboration with the ILO.
Thank you for visiting our website and for the shown interest to know about what we do and for following the news of the ASEAN Institute for Health Development. I hope that this website will benefit you very well.