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Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health


Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health (QSNICH), Department of Medical Service, Ministry of Public Health is a National Health Authority of Child Health in Thailand. QSNICH has a strong focus on training and research and provides support to its researchers in various forms. QSNICH has a full-time Research Office and Ethics Committee Body that provides active support to faculty in developing high impact research projects including systematic reviews and analyses. We have experience scientists who are consultants of the World Health Organization on emerging infectious diseases, influenza, dengue. QSNICH has the largest number of pediatric patients in Thailand as it is the only Children's Hospital located in the heart of Bangkok. The Director of Hospital is also a strong advocate and supporter of research and analyses and provides active support in terms of advice and some seed funds. The Division of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases is well-acclaimed of its clinical trials and observational study as well as community-based research projects for over a decade. List of example research collaboration with international organizations are shown below:

1. Network with South East Asia Infectious Disease Clinical Research Network (SEA ICRN)
SEA 001
SEA 019
SEA 023
SEA 032

Evaluation of an HIV prevention program for HIV-positive Thai youth
Randomized Controlled Trial of Nonpharmaceutical Interventions to Reduce Household Influenza Transmission:The Bangkok “HITS” Study
Clinical performance of a rapid influenza test and comparison of nasal versus throat swabs to detect 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) infection in Thai children
Pediatric Respiratory Infection Cohort Evaluation (PRICE) study

3. European Commission:
Performance of RANGER influenza diagnostic system in clinical settings

4. WHO commission research
A Randomized, Multicenter, Open Label, Comparative Study to Evaluate the Immunogenicity and Reactogenicity of a Fully Liquid Pentavalent DTwP-HepB-Hib Vaccine with Pentavalent DTwP-HepB/Hib Vaccine in Healthy Infants.

5. Others
Improving the Diagnosis and Management of Latent Tuberculosis in Thai Children

6. GSK, Pfizer, Sanofi Pasteur, Novartis etc
And many more research in various fields of pediatrics

Research interests

Pediatric Infectious Diseases e.g. TB, HIV, antimicrobial resistance, salmonellosis, emerging infectious diseases, influenza, RSV, pneumonia, enterovirus, life threatening infections, pediatric vaccine, rotavirus, microbiology diagnostics

Other fields of pediatrics: AOM, obstructive sleep apnea, obesity, birth defect, child safety issues

Disease areas

  • Cancer
  • Dengue
  • Enteric diseases
  • HIV
  • Influenza
  • Neuro Infections
  • Newborn Health
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • TB
  • Zika

Other information

Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health (QSNICH), Department of Medical Service, provides care for children with complex diseases such as heart disease, cancer, dengue hemorrhagic fever, preterm infants, emerging diseases, etc., and because of that the hospital has
developed various services. QSNICH currently has 4 Excellence Centers: The Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Center of Excellence, The Pediatric Cardiac Center, The Neonatal Center, and The Neonatal Surgery Center. The hospital currently handles approximately 350,000 outpatient cases per year and 15,000 inpatient cases per year of children with complex diseases, some of which are referred from other hospitals around the nation, both in Bangkok and other provinces nationwide. QSNICH is the only children’s hospital in Thailand, which is a major institution in disease-specific care service, serving a majority of patients from the poor and middle class. Furthermore, there is also a medical student training school for residents, fellowships, and various other disciplines, educating approximately 500 people per year in areas including international
studies and research.


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To: Warunee Punpanich Vandepitte, Pediatric Infectious Disease physician at Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health

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