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4P-W Power for Social Wellbeing

October 2016

First of October 2016 is the first day of implementing the new strategy under the new organizational structure according to the third 5-year plan (2017 – 2021). The atmosphere of the National Health Commission Office (NHCO) and the networks in five regions is energetic and ready for the next missions» continue reading...

 

 

Taking a Baton

July 2016

First of all, I would like to greet you all and officially inform you that I have now taken the mission at the National Health Commission Office (NHCO) after Dr. Amphon Jindawatthana has finished his second term. I knew that I would presume the position of the Secretary-General of National Health Commission seven months ago. I therefore had ample time to prepare myself for this prestigious mission. » continue reading...

 

 

A Goodbye Message

June 2016

I have worked on the health system reform for 16 years since I was a director of the National Health Reform Office (over 7 years) until I have obtained the Secretary-General of the National Health Commission (over 8 years). That’s quite a long time.

The chance of taking this noteworthy mission has taught me enormously...   » continue reading...

 

Work in the New World

May 2015

The world is not the same. It has changed. Countries are not separate, and neither are their markets. They are all connected in the “One World One Market” fashion. Information technology and globalization have connected everything in the way that has never happened before. The whole world has been connected in four ways. The first one is physical connectivity. The second is human connectivity...   » continue reading...

 

Cycling: Linkage between a Macro Policy and a Micro policy

October 2013

In late 2012, the 5th National Health Assembly reached a resolution on “supportive systems and structures for walking and cycling in daily living”. Under the resolution, it proposes the government work out a strategic plan and support organizations, especially local administrative organizations, in seriously encouraging daily walking and cycling.   » continue reading...

 

Six years of work with the National Health Act

March 18, 2013

The National Health Act defines good health as comprising the four dimensions of well-being: physical, mental, spiritual and social health. The scope of work for good health therefore expands beyond medicine, public health and the operations of the Ministry of Public Health.   » continue reading...

 

Death with Dignity

October 16, 2011

Mental anguish precipitated by the murder of his family helped a country doctor reach a clearer understanding of what really matters to the living – and the dying.   » continue reading...

 

Good news on the right to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment in your terminal stage of life

June 15, 2011

I have not written an open letter to partners for a long time. Now I have good news. It is about the “right to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment in the terminal stage of life” that many partners and fellows have been demanding since the drafting of the National Health Act ten years ago. It took a long time for the passage of the National Health Act of 2007.   » continue reading...

 

2002 aborted foetuses found are just a downstream river. Go upstream to look from a different angle.

January, 2011

The news on 2,002 aborted foetuses found at a crematory in Wat Phai Ngern Temple in October 2010 caught the media and public attention. I have waited for the heat to cool down before having my say on this matter.   » continue reading...

 

The 3rd National Health Assembly … Scaling a new height

17 December 2010

At long last came the 3rd National Health Assembly (NHA), held during 15 – 17 December 2010 at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok. For three consecutive years, the Thai citizens from all walks of life have been involved in developing healthy public policies together.   » continue reading...

 

 Thailand’s Soft-Power Reform

1 September 2010

Clearly, the process of reform in Thailand is being driven by an agenda set by the Office of the Prime Minister. Two committees have now been formed: The Reform Committee and the Assembly Committee for Reform. The mandate of these committees is to draw people from all strata of Thai society to join together and decide what direction we want the reform to take, what we want it to do and how it’s going to do it. It will then be up to certain responsible parties to put our decision into action.  » continue reading...

 

 The Medical Error Compensation Bill: We Call It Good because It Is Good

1 June 2010

A draft of the Medical Malpractice Health-Compensation Bill, which the Ministry of Public Health had sponsored and presented before the Council of Ministers, was forwarded to House of Representatives in June of 2010.  » continue reading...

 

 The Blossoming of the National Health-System Statute

1 March 2010

The Statute on the National Health System, comprising 111 provisions, became  effective in December 2009. It’s function will be to define the direction  in which the Nation’s health- system will develop. It is intended  that all sectors  of society have equal access to it and be able to administer its provisions in all relevant areas of concern.  » continue reading...

 


The National Health Act after Three Years
  

1 January 2010

It’s unbelievable how time flies! The National Health Commission Office (NHCO) is now 3 years-old  since the National Health Act  became effective  on the 20th of March, 2007. » continue reading...

 
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