Thai Non-communicable disease Network (NCD Net) was launched in 2011
The WHO Country Cooperation Strategy for Thailand, 2012-2016 (CCS) is an initiative to guide the collaboration between WHO and Royal Thai
Government (RTG) in support of the national health agenda. Networking across and promote collaboration among relevant stakeholders to
strengthen NCD prevention and control was selected as one out of five priorities in the CCS: community health systems, NCD net, disaster
preparedness and response, international trade, and health and road safety.
The CCS led to the establishment of the Multi-sectoral networking for NCD control (“Thai NCD Network”/ NCD Net), IHPP acted as a secretariat (or so-called the lead agency). The NCD Net received financial and technical support from MOPH, Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth), National Health Security Office, National Health Commission Office (NHCO) and WHO, through the ‘single pool and single report’ practice. RTG and WHO agreed to set up the CCS Steering Committee (SSC) to supervise and monitor the progress of all five priority areas, and the Sub-Steering Committee to oversee each priority area. For more efficient of NCD Net, the SSC agreed to set up the NCD Core Group to act as an informal coordinating body at operation level.