Representatives from the Public Health Ministry’s Department of Medical Sciences of Thailand visit MI

February 27, 2023

On January 27, 2023, ten representatives from the Regional Public Health Laboratory Network under Thailand’s Department of Medical Sciences (DMSc), Ministry of Public Health visited Mekong Institute (MI) Headquarters in Khon Kaen. The objective of the meeting was to explore possible collaboration between MI and the DMSc and to learn about MI’s governance structure, including MI’s trust fund, resource mobilization, and tax management and accounting services.

From DMSc’s side, the party was led by Ms. Jintana Sriwongsa, Consultant, Regional Public Health Laboratory Network, and Dr. Athiwat Primsirikunawut, Director International Cop DMSc, while Mr. Suriyan Vichitlekarn, MI Executive Director and Ms. Pornwilai Pumira, MI’s Partnership and Resource Mobilization Manager headed up the MI side.

The lively discussion resulted in a positive collaboration prospect between the two sides and ended with a lunch hosted by MI.

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