The Asian Centre of International Parasite Control: ACIPAC Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University

The Asian Centre of International Parasite Control (ACIPAC), established as a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) project under an agreement between the Governments of the Kingdom of Thailand and Japan, has ended its five year-term since 22 March 2005. Activities carried out during the past five years was to promote the concept of the school-based to malaria and soil-transmitted helminthiases (STH) control, mainly through human resource development, which could be eventually extended to other health promotion program. Participated countries were come from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Ghana, Kenya, and Timor Leste (East Timor). Implementation of small-scale pilot project (SSPP) resulted in the establishment of national policies on parasite control and/or school health in some partner countries. It also provided a good opportunity for the formulation of partnerships among health and education sectors and international partners.

ACIPAC has now extended its continuing activities for health education and health promotion among school children in Thailand, including school-based approach for infectious disease control and intervention such as avian influenza.

ACIPAC is expected to further contribute to human resource development and to strengthening human resource and information networking at regional and global levels.

Contact Information
ACIPAC Coordinating Office
International Relations Unit
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
420/6 Ratchawithi Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400. Thailand
Tel: 66(0) 2354 9100-19 ext. 1327, 1318
Fax: 66(0) 2354 9141
Last update: July 4, 2008
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