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Thailand

Roche Diagnostics Thailand

Present since 1999 | 43.1% market share in in vitro diagnostics 

From 2018 – 2019

1,571+ diagnostic solutions received approval | 31.5+ million benefitted from our diagnostic tools

The Healthcare Landscape in Thailand

Thailand’s Universal Health Coverage (UHC) system covers close to 70% of its 69.2 million population. The rest of the population is covered by the social security fund, private health insurance or the Civil Servant Medical Benefit Scheme. 

Our contribution to Sustainability in Thailand

  • Delivering patient-centric innovation: We developed innovative solutions that enable clinicians to drive better medical outcomes and faster laboratory results. 
  • Access to healthcare and diagnostics: We recognise the numerous barriers to quality healthcare and diagnostics in Thailand. Therefore, we partnered with local organisations to strengthen healthcare capacity, increase screening and diagnosis, and promote innovation in healthcare.
    • Strengthening healthcare capacity: As part of our commitment to improving patients’ lives, we invested around THB 5.7 million in 2018 and THB 4.4 million in 2019 to strengthen healthcare capacity in Thailand. This has supported more than 1,500 clinicians and laboratory professionals through educational initiatives each year.
    • The value of diagnostics: In 2019, we worked with clinicians and nurses in six private hospitals to organise Mom Club roadshows in Bangkok for expecting parents and couples. We educated them on early, non-invasive prenatal testing – reaching approximately 180 people. We also provided around 100 blood glucose tests at the Phramongkutklao Hospital every year to encourage regular screening for pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes, in line with World Diabetes Day.
  • Fostering a great workplace: We believe in helping employees reach their full potential and we work to foster a culture of health and wellbeing to meet the individual needs of our people. Approximately 280 people were impacted by our internal initiatives in both 2018 and 2019.
  • Meeting high standards of business ethics: We conducted regular assessments and audits of our suppliers and business partners to monitor for compliance. In 2018, we conducted a refresher training course for third-party partners to ensure accountability in business practices, and a Data Privacy Protection Training in 2019 for employees to reinforce the appropriate use of patient data.
  • Supporting communities: We are proud to take part in the annual Roche Children’s Walk to support health and education projects for underprivileged children in Thailand and other countries. In 2019, Roche Diagnostics Thailand and Roche Pharmaceuticals Thailand raised THB 431,000 to benefit children who are being treated for kidney disease.
  • Minimising our environmental footprint: We supported the construction of 13 weirs, worth over THB 480,000, to prevent flooding in the Lampang province in 2018.