About RTIC

The Rajanagarindra Tropical Disease International Centre (RTIC) is a non-profit organization which focuses on delivering specific health care services, which related to tropical diseases, to the rural people. The RTIC was established through the financial assistance of The Tropical Disease Trust Fund, under the Honorary Chairmanship of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra. The centre is placed in a rural community in Ratchaburi province and was completely constructed in November 2000. An inauguration of the centre was held on March 9, 2001 with the great altruism of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra. From then on, over a decade, RTIC had treated many thousands of malaria patients, launched a lot of health promotion activities, trained a large number of health personnel and carried out many research projects as well.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra, the King’s Sister, for her graciously project to establish the RTIC. The RTIC acts as the mediator who handover her charitableness to her beloved citizen.

Mission and Aims


Our mission is to deliver the utmost health services related to tropical diseases for better livelihood of people in rural communities.


Deliver the free-of-charge health cares to people in rural areas
Study through field-based multidisciplinary research to develop the methods of effective diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of tropical diseases
Perform and develop disease surveillance activities in the villages
Launch health education and health promotion programs
Give knowledge and training about tropical medicine to health personnel and others

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RTIC is situated at the Tanaosri Sub-district, Suan Phung District, Ratchaburi Province. Ratchaburi is one of the several provinces that outline Thailand with its neighboring nation, Myanmar. Further into the province is Suan Phung District that particularly delineates the Thai-Myanmar border. The Tanaosri Sub-district is located at the southern part of Suan Phung, where majority of the people who live around RTIC are Karen hill-tribe. The total land area reserved for the RTIC covers around 6,400 square meters.

Contact Us

Address :

Rajanagarindra Tropical Disease International Center (RTIC), Ban Huai Muang, Suan Phung District, Ratchaburi Province, Thailand.

Correspondence may be sent to :

The Office of International Cooperation (OIC) Tel. (662) 643-5614 Fax. (662) 246-9013 Email : tesvk@mahidol.ac.th

Department of Tropical Hygiene

Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University 8th floor and 9th floor Tranakchit Harinasuta Building 420/6 Ratchawithi Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400. Thailand Tel. 66 (0) 2306-9188-9 Fax. 66 (0) 2644 4436 E-mail : headtmhg@mahidol.ac.th