South-East Asia Region
Dr Chamaiparn Santikarn
Regional Adviser for Injury and Violence Prevention and Disability, SEARO
Phone: +91 11 2337 0804
Fax: +91 11 2337 9507
Dr Santikarn studied medicine at Chiangmai University in Thailand and completed an MPH at Tulane University, USA. Before joining WHO's Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO), she was Senior Expert in Preventive Medicine, in the Noncommunicable Diseases Bureau, Ministry of Public Health in Thailand. She was also the Vice-Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Measures for Helmets, Road Safety Directing Centre, Prime Minister Office in Thailand. She was the leader of the national coordinating team in developing and maintaining an injury surveillance system in Thailand which began operating in January 1995. The surveillance system has served well as an important tool for policy makers to monitor and prevent injuries in the country until present. She developed curriculum and provided instructions in several training in Injury Surveillance and prevention; and was the manager of the national programme to promote child motorcycle helmets.
Dr Santikarn is a member of several WHO technical committees preparing the world reports related to injury prevention. As Regional Advisor for Injury and Violence Prevention in the WHO South-East Asia Region, Dr Santikarn works with Member States to establish injury surveillance, strengthen injury related information system and national capacity in injury epidemiology, prevention and care; develop national injury and violence prevention policies and programmes, and establishing injury unit in the Ministry of Health to implement and coordinate injury and violence prevention program.