Burden of Disease Thailand (BOD)

What is bod

BOD or burden of disease is a summary measure of population health representing information on a healthy life loss of population due to premature mortality, morbidity, and disability. BOD is an evidence-based tool for priority setting in health policy and planning.

Who we are

BOD Thailand is a part of research and development agenda to determine national strategy and pathway to improve national health system in the International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health. The program is financially supported by Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth), and working closely with the National Health Security Office (NHSO), and the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH).

What we do

The main responsibility of BOD Thailand is to develop population-based burden of disease indicators which are qualified, standardized, relevant to public health network needs and able to support policy formulation and direction to improve health systems at national level. BOD Thailand’s main working areas include:
  • Develop burden of disease and key health outcome measures to support policy planning at national level,
  • Foster cooperation across networks to conduct research for health policy and planning,
  • Communicate research findings with policy makers,
  • Promote to be the learning center and build networks’ capacity to develop BOD at national and regional levels.

Our collaboration

  • Strategy and Planning Division, Office of the Permarnent Secretary, MOPH
  • National Health Security Office
  • National Statistical Office of Thailand
  • Social Security Office, Ministry of Labour
  • National Health Commission Office
  • National Economic and Social Development Board
  • Thai Health Promotion Foundation
Burden of Disease (BOD)
01 Mar 2024
Calculation of life expectancy by life table method.
By Yisarakun T , Sanitya R
Burden of Disease (BOD)
26 Dec 2023
Estimating cost of illness of COVID-19 in Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute, Thailand.
By Somboon C , Tipayamongkholgul M , Bundhamcharoen K , Lertpitakpong C
Burden of Disease (BOD)
01 Apr 2023
Projection of premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases in Thailand: 2000-2030.
By Kusreesakul K , Makka N , Bundhamcharoen K
Burden of Disease (BOD)
19 Dec 2022
Let’s not waste the crisis!
By Bundhamcharoen K
Burden of Disease (BOD)
01 Nov 2022
Analysis of counted data with Poisson Regression and Negative binomial Regression.
By Kusreesakul K , Bundhamcharoen K , Suphanchaimat R
Burden of Disease (BOD)
01 Sep 2022
Age-standardizes death rate: comparative mortality figures.
By Sanitya R , Kusreesakul K , Makka N , Bundhamcharoen K , Suphanchaimat R
Burden of Disease (BOD)
01 Nov 2021
Mortality estimates for WHO SEAR countries: problems and prospects.
By Rao C , Bundhamcharoen K , Kelly M , Tangcharoensathien V