“Managing a Health Project: HIV/AIDS in Thailand (A) and (B)”
HIV/AIDS has been, and still is one of the most deadly viruses known to man. From its beginning until today, it has taken millions of lives worldwide. HIV is still a big problem throughout the world. Not having a cure for the disease mean that it is fatal, and concerns not only the individuals and their families, but also the entire nation. During the late 80’s and early 90’s, HIV/AIDS was one of the biggest concerns in Thailand. The first case of the HIV virus was found in Thailand in 1984, and after that the disease spread rapidly throughout the country. In no time, it became a major social and medical problem. The case study on HIV/AIDS in Thailand focuses on the various problems and decision making situations which led to running, and getting the best outcome of a particular program. This program focuses on one of the most affected provinces in the country, Phayao. This case also discusses various difficulties one might have to face while dealing with the sponsors and stakeholders. This paper focuses on planning, implementing, operating and generating the best possible outcome from the intervention program against HIV/AIDS in Thailand, focusing more on Phayao province. The key questions I tried to answer in the first part of this case analysis are:
• How did Thailand become the most prominent place for the HIV virus?
• What was the role of people, and government in response to this disease?
• What were the actions taken by NGOs and sponsors to prevent this disease further spreading?
Thailand is located in South East Asia, with an area of 19,844 sq. miles, and with a population of 67,091,089, which makes it the 51st and 21st country in the world in terms of area and population, respectively. Its bordering countries are Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Cambodia. There are different actors when we talk about HIV/AIDS in Thailand. I tried to categorize them in two distinct categories, formal and...