Thailand is classified by WHO as a high burden TB and high burden HIV country. TB incidence was 171 per 100,000 population in 2014 (estimated 67,722 new cases), and 13% of TB patients in 2014 were co-infected with HIV.
Evaluation of TB Inclusion in National Insurance Programs
From 2011 – 2012, the USAID TB CARE II Project, led by University Research Co., LLC (URC), undertook an assessment in four countries – India, Peru, Philippines, and Thailand – which have adopted publicly-supported health insurance programs to examine how TB in included (or neglected) in the service delivery package of these national health insurance (NHI) programs. The four case studies demonstrate that integration of TB services with national health insurance can have a positive effect on access to services and their quality; however, each of the models assessed impose different types of restrictions which can limit utilization of services. To view the report, please visit: http://tbcare2.org/content/tb-care-ii-synthesis-report-inclusion-tb-national-insurance-programs