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National Health Commission introduced new HIA rules to reduce conflicts on health impacts

03 June 2016--

The National Health Commission endorsed a new set of regulations and procedures for health impact assessment (HIA), which allows concerned organizations to apply them by themselves that creates participation and reduces conflicts in the society.

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The cabinet approved new regulations of the Prime Minister's Office to set up regional health areas for people

03 June 2016--

The cabinet endorsed draft regulation of the Prime Minister's Office on regional health areas for people which are to be set up in 13 zones nationwide. The regional health areas for people are aimed to promote participatory health systems and meet local health needs.

TU builds a palliative care center for good death in line with a health act

31 May 2016--

The National Health Commission Office (NHCO) signed an agreement with Thammasat University (TU) to continuously guarantee health-related rights and duties under the National Health Act in 2007.

National Health Commission’s four proposals for the cabinet to lessen the impacts of free trade

31 May 2016--

The National Health Commission approved four proposals to soften the health impacts of free trade as it wants to prevent foreigners’ monopoly on medicines that would otherwise cause Thai people to face expensive drugs and have difficult access to them.

The National Health Assembly in 2015 pushed for 5 policies to cope with health threats

24 February 2016--

Jetsada Mingsamorn, chairman of the committee organizing the 8th National Health Assembly in 2015 that focused on wisdom and partnership to create Thai well-being, said that 2,618 people from 280 organizations attended the assembly and participants came from more than 50 new organizations and networks.

Publications

National Health Act

Thailand’s Rules and Procedures for Health Impact Assessment

An article on National Policy on Palliative Care in Thailand

FAQ about National Health Assembly

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