The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University is the coordinating centre for the SEA-ORCHID Project in Thailand. There are three sites for collection of primary and secondary outcomes: Srinagarind Hospital (Khon Kaen University Hospital), Khon Kaen Regional Hospital and Kalasin General Hospital.
Srinagarind Hospital is the site of the Thai node office for the SEA-ORCHID Project in Thailand and main site for collection of primary and secondary outcomes. Srinagarind Hospital is one of the most modern and prestigious hospitals in the country, providing a wide range of services to the Thai community. For more information about Srinagarind Hospital, please visit hospital.md.kku.ac.th.
Faculty of Medicine,
Khon Kaen University
The hospital is situated on Khon Kaen University campus.
Khon Kaen University is the only medical school in northeastern Thailand that offers all medical specialties standard for the community. In addition to providing medical services and producing experienced and skilled medical and public heath personnel in the region, research in the Faculty of Medicine is community-oriented in order to address major local health issues. There are now 13 research groups in the Faculty.
Moreover the Faculty is home to the Thai Cochrane Network, the first branch of the Cochrane Collaboration in the
South East Asia region. The Network was established in 2001 and is supported by the Department of Reproductive Health and Research (World Health Organization) and the UK
and Australasian Cochrane Centres. The Director of the Thai Cochrane Network is Professor Pisake Lumbiganon. For more information about Thai Cochrane Network, please visit www.tcn.cochrane.org
Khon Kaen University
Khon Kaen University is situated in Khon Kaen Province, the heart of northeastern Thailand, and is approximately 440km from Bangkok. The northeastern region is home to one third of the Thai population, and Khon Kaen Province has a population of 1.8 million (Khon Kaen City's population is 130,000). Khon Kaen has been designated as a regional institutional centre and as one of the nine industrial cities in Thailand. In 2003, Thailand hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, with Khon Kaen City hosting the APEC Senior Officials Meeting and meeting of APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade.