The Thailand office of the Japanese NGO “SHARE” was approved by the Thai Ministry of Interior on February 15th 2012 to register as a Thai foundation.  The foundation’s new name is HEALTH AND SHARE FOUNDATION (HSF) in English.  The Thai pronunciation is Muniti Peua Sukapaap le Gaan Benpan (Moh.Soh.Poh)

Although SHARE Thailand is now called HEALTH AND SHARE FOUNDATION, the foundation will continue to work on health and social empowerment issues through social outreach under the direction of its effective management team, along with the cooperation of community members and local organizations.

As a SHARE Thailand before establishment of the foundation, the working history is as bellows.

SHARE (Services for the Health in Asian and African Regions) is an international health NGO formed by Japanese doctors and nurses in 1983 to provide medical support to the Indochinese refugee community and promote health and peace worldwide.

SHARE’s initial work in Thailand began with a focus on Primary Health Care (PHC) in Ubon Ratchathani province.  The project began in 1990, with SHARE staff working with village health volunteers to combat diarrhea. While working in this area, SHARE Thailand discovered that HIV/AIDS problems were prevalent at the village level. As a result, SHARE Thailand shifted its focus to HIV/AIDS work, and has been working in this area since 1994 until the present day.

After working on health issues in Thailand for more than 20 years, SHARE’s management staff demonstrated sound leadership and good direction on local, community-based projects, proving an ability to function independently from SHARE NGO headquarters in Japan to become a registered foundation in Thailand.