Education for Development and Promotion of the Family Health to Improve the Quality of Life
 for all Mankind

To be a leading of the Family Health in Asian region.


Department of Family Health founded in 1948 with the establishment of the Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University (as known as the Medicine University at that time). We were a part of the Department of Public Health Administration and Maternal and Child welfare. In the first phase, our professors of the department have been involved in teaching students of Master of Public Health. Later, in 1955, taught a Maternal and Child Health subjects for Nursing students.

In the year 1967, has singled out to the Department of Maternal and Child Health and offering the courses in Maternal and Child Health for Master of Science students (Public Health), majoring in family health students since it was established. And for the first time in 1977 to produce graduates who were competent in the planning, implementation and research on family health. Lastly, in October 1995, our department was renamed to Department of Family Health, regards to complying with the workload, comprehensive health care for every member of the family.