How to Help Thailand in the Midst of the COVID-19 Crisis
Created by the Thai Studies Program at the Harvard Asia Center
For the latest on the developing COVID-19 Situation in Thailand
Thai Department of Disease Control
Detailed numerical updates on the COVID-19 crisis, including number of travelers entering Thailand on any given day. In addition, important announcements from the Thai government about regulations and national policies regarding COVID-19 can be found here.
Thailand Medical News
News from Thailand and around the world regarding medical breakthroughs, new discoveries, and updates on the search for a cure.
COVID-19 WHO Thailand Situation Reports
Compiled by the World Health Organization, this link contains daily official reports on the COVID-19 situation in Thailand, including updates from the Ministry of Public Health, the number of hospitalized cases, and more.
COVID-19 in Thailand
Also from the World Health Organization, at this link you can find information and guidance from WHO Thailand regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus, including travel guidance, Q&A, and myth busters.
IMF Policy Responses to COVID-19
This policy tracker from the International Monetary Fund summarizes the key economic responses governments are taking to limit the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tracker includes 193 economies.
Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) COVID-19 Member Mitigation Plans
This tracker follows the latest interventions by AFI member institutions that include central banks, fiscal authorities, and organizations aimed at restoring financial stability.
How to Help
Community initiatives and other resources to help those affected in Thailand.
Bangkok Post — Easy Ways to Help
The Bangkok Post has compiled a list of major hospitals and other large institutions that have asked for donations and other forms of help, complete with links and guides to giving.
ThisRupt — Helping the Less Fortunate
This link contains a working list of local community initiatives, NGOs, and the like in Thailand that are doing their part to serve those most affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Each organization has provided links, as well as a summary of their efforts and how you can help.
As more information becomes available about how COVID-19 is affecting Thailand and Thai people, we will update this page with any relevant academic work.
This discussion between Thai economist Pasuk Phongpaichit and Thailand-based British writer Chris Baker covers the current COVID-19 situation in Thailand thus far, which government and institutional actions have been successful, and what some potential next steps are to handling this global pandemic.
Thai Studies Program
Learn more about the Thai Studies Program at the Harvard Asia Center
About the Thai Studies Program
The Thai Studies Program, under the direction of Jay Rosengard, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, promotes the study of Thailand at Harvard University.
The program has established a new professorship in Thai Studies, as well as running series such as The Surin Pitsuwan Lecture in Thai Politics and Society (renamed in 2018; formerly The Thailand@Harvard Lecture Series), and an annual lecture series named for the late Professor Stanley Tambiah. The Tambiah Lectures bring representatives of academia, business, government, and other professions to Harvard to give public presentations.
The current Thai Studies Program Committee includes the following faculty:
For more updates on Thai Studies Program events and announcements.
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