MVRU is a major unit of the Malaria Excellence Centre of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University. With full access to Mahidol University facilities and supporting infrastructure, including well-equipped field laboratories in malaria endemic sites, MVRU has established itself as a leader in Plasmodium vivax research. The unit has attracted substantial international research funding aiming to drive malaria elimination.
The Department of Medical Entomology is one of the five departments at the initial stage of the establishment of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine since 1960. The Department has been actively involved in education, research and public service. The Department also provides trainings on medically important insects/ arthropods and vector control both for individual and in group upon request.
The Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine, one of the first departments within the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University was established in 1960 to pursue research and training in tropical diseases prevalent in Thailand and contribute to the advancement of knowledge and clinical care in tropical medicine.
The Tropical Medicine Diagnostic Reference Laboratory (TMDR) provides specialized diagnostic services for a wide range of major tropical diseases in Thailand such as dengue and malaria. The TMDR is equipped with modern and standardized laboratory testing techniques to produce fast, accurate serological results.