Transforming Lives

USAID partners with the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre to set up HIV services and promote safe sex and regular testing.

Sometimes it’s best to go where everyone does not know your name, but where you feel welcome just the same. It’s that way for many men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women who are among the more than half a million people living with HIV in Thailand. Roughly the same number have died since the epidemic began in the country in 1984.

PMI/USAID workers hand out information on malaria and mosquito nets for protection.

Inside the forested villages near the Thai-Burmese border, migrant workers are ill or at risk of becoming ill with malaria. Pockets of high malaria transmission still remain in these remote areas where there is limited medical care for workers who know little about the Thai health system or may not even speak Thai

The lead singer of Thailand’s most popular band, BodySlam, poses for pictures with fans in Udon Thani, Thailand.

Music moves people and messages in today’s world, and through the USAID-sponsored MTV EXIT campaign, top artists around Asia have taken center stage to energize youth to work to end human trafficking.

USAID and the UNDP held a series of events to highlight the plight of LGBT people in the Philippines, as part of the “Being LGBT

Reports can convey a compelling story—like the eight comprehensive country studies under USAID’s “Being LGBT in Asia” initiative. The studies are designed to learn about and engage lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people across Asia, developing a better understanding of their lives as well as deriving recommendations for further development assistance activities.

Saroh Rasi helps engage women on local governance issues.

The Association of Muslim Women (AMW) in Thailand, a group that engages women on local governance issues across the country, recently strengthened its own governance and reputation for notable training and advocacy efforts.