National Vaccine Institute, Thailand
National Vaccine Institute
Charung Muangchana is a graduate of Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Baltimore, USA (2007), for International Health (Disease Prevention and Control; Vaccine Science and Policy as well as Economic Evaluation on Health) for his PhD, and of Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand (1990) for his MD. He is also a field epidemiologist by training from the Ministry of Public Health (Field Epidemiology Training Program: FETP). He got many publications on international and domestic peer review journals on variety of health issues, including vaccine and immunization. He has been a director of the National Vaccine Institute (NVI) Thailand, since 2007. The NVI is a new institute at national level to coordinate national vaccine policy and strategy. The NVI aims to promote vaccine research and development as well as policy development on immunization in the country, which Thailand has high capacity on vaccine development and production. Before joining the NVI he worked as a medical practitioner and directors of community hospitals in Southern Thailand.