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Dr. Amphon’s views on the “well-being” that suits the global context and the National Health Act B.E. 2550

10 November 2015--

“The old and narrow paradigm of health issues as concerning only illnesses is outdated. We have developed well beyond that. The World Health Organization has praised the development in Thailand. The old paradigm cannot defeat health problems because knowledge and access to good services are not enough anymore.”

Recent News

Pushing for a policy to reduce salt consumption to lower NCDs

18 November 2015--

A policy proposal to the 8th National Health Assembly in 2015 to address a consumption problem that affects the well-being of Thai people is a policy to reduce the intake of salt and sodium to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs).  The Thai Low Salt Network and relevant organisations are pushing for the policy.

The health ministry is working out a global health strategic framework

10 November 2015--

Dr. Suriya Wongkongkathep, deputy permanent secretary for health, said the Ministry of Public Health together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, the National Health Security Office, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, the National Health Commission Office and organizations of the civil society were formulating a global health strategic framework for implementation from 2016 to 2019.

Academics warn against fueling a biomass power plant with garbage from Koh Samui

13 September 2015--

Chatpong Chatphuti, governor of Surat Thani province, said that the municipal office of Koh Samui island contracted Samut Prakan Renewable Energy Co to build a dump to take about 200,000 tons of garbage on Koh Samui within six months.

NHCO demands asbestos be blacklisted and Thailand insist on its dangers in global forums

12 September 2015--

The National Health Commission (NHC) called for the global blacklisting of white asbestos or chrysotile and demanded Thai participants in the forums of the Rotterdam Convention have correct knowledge on its dangers and watch out for distorted information.


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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