Southeast Asia Region

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What We Do

In 2003, CDC began providing technical assistance (TA) to nearby countries by working with host country staff to successfully adapt Thai program models to other country national HIV programs. Through TA and cooperative agreements with the World Health Organization (WHO), CDC’s Asia Regional Office (ARO) helps to build host-country capacity for sustainable, country-owned programs with targeted assistance in surveillance, laboratory capacity, HIV counseling and testing, adult and pediatric HIV care and treatment quality improvement, and monitoring and evaluation of prevention of mother-to-child transmission programs.

To improve surveillance and control of TB, multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB), and TB in persons living with HIV (PLHIV) across the region, CDC works with the Thailand National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) and other partners and has a Regional TB Technical Advisor (Medical Officer) stationed in Bangkok. Operational research focuses on answering practical questions about how to improve screening, diagnosis, and treatment of MDR TB and TB/HIV in high-burden settings. A recent multi-country study led to a simple clinical algorithm that health personnel can use to help detect TB in HIV-positive persons.

Discover more about CDC’s work in the Southeast Asia Region by viewing our detailed profile.

More Information

More information and data regarding TB in the Southeast Asia Region is available online at WHO’s TB Country Profiles.

More information about CDC’s global health work in the Southeast Asia Region is available online at CDC in Lao PDR and CDC in Thailand.