It is a little-known fact that one of the oldest witnesses to Thailand's evolution in modern history also happens to be one of the oldest and most influential philanthropic organisations in the world.
Founded in 1913, the Rockefeller Foundation traces its presence in Thailand back nearly as long, starting with the foundation's global initiative in 1915 to eradicate hookworm. In 1922, HRH Prince Mahidol Adulyadej, known as the country's father of modern medicine, helped broker an agreement between the Thai government and the Rockefeller Foundation to establish local medical programmes and train staff.
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