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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.

Recent News

The Ministry of Public Health seriously tries to control opisthorchiasis and cholangiocarcinoma

24 February 2016--

Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn and Dr Sopon Mekthon, permanent secretary for public health, launched a project to eliminate opisthorchiasis and cholangiocarcinoma.

National Health Security Office invests B600m to cope with the aging society

24 February 2016--

The National Statistical Office reported that in 1994 there were 4 million elderly people in Thailand and they formed 6.8% of the total population. In 2013, the amount soared to 10 million or 14.9% and the figures are expected to reach 20.5 million or 32.1% of the national population in 2040.

Department of Medical Services is drafting checkup guidelines

24 February 2016--

Suggestions for regular checkups are medical advice. Checkup packages are advertised but their prices are quite expensive. Besides, most packages are unnecessarily large.

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.

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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