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Thai Health Promotion Foundation

» http://www.thaihealth.or.th/
      Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) was established in 2001, the first organization of its kind in Asia. Created under the Health Promotion Foundation Act 2001, ThaiHealth is autonomous state agency which outside the formal structure of government. It is funded by ‘sin taxes’ collected from producers and importers of alcohol and tobacco.
      ThaiHealth acts as a catalyst as well as a change agent. These roles arise from the fact that there are responsible people implementing health promotion activities and that ThaiHealth should not repeat their works. Therefore, ThaiHealth will make use of its flexibility in management and budget to help initiate new ideas, facilitate and help transform health promotion opportunities into concrete actions. Also, it can be said that ThaiHealth focuses on its roles as an assistant and facilitator, rather than being an actor.

Ministry of Public Health

» http://www.moph.go.th/
      Welcome to what we hope are the most-helpful alternative, complementary and preventive MOPH pages on the Internet. As journalists, we wish to provide you with news and information that will keep you up-to-date on the latest happenings in this rapidly growing field.

Health Systems Research Institute (HSRI)

» http://www.hsri.or.th/
      Health Systems Research Institute (HSRI) was established in 1992 by the Health Systems Research Institute Act, 1992. It is an autonomous state agency.
      In accordance with the national social and economic contexts, its objectives are to create and stimulate the generation and synthesis of policy relevant health systems knowledge, encompassing evidence, tools, methods and interventions.
      Briefly stated, aiming at strengthening the health system, HSRI has a mandate to sponsoring national processes to support evidence-informed policy decision-making, including the synthesis of issue-focused policy briefs and deliberations.

Thai National Health Foundation

» http://www.thainhf.org/

Thailand Research Fund

» http://www.trf.or.th/
      The TRF was established in response to the 1992 Research Endowment Act. It is a juristic body that enjoys being part of the government system but outside the government administrative bureaucracy. This freedom allows great efficiency in research support.
      Realizing the importance of research to national development, the Anan Punyarachun Cabinet in its April 23, 1991 meeting agreed to create a working board comprising the Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office (Dr. Phaichitr Uathavikul), the Minister of Science, Technology, and Environment (Professor Dr. Sanga Sabhasri), and the Minister of Industry (Professor Dr. Sippanondha Ketudat) to investigate the overall picture of research in Thailand in order to promote useful research results.
      The Cabinet approved the idea of Research Endowment Act in June 1991, and the Act was passed and published in the Government Gazette on April 2, 1992.
      Later on, the Cabinet appointed the chairman and members of the TRF Policy Board. On March 30, 1993 the TRF Policy Board appointed the Director of the TRF and the operation of TRF started. A year later, the Cabinet appointed the chairman and members of the Evaluation Board which will follow-up and evaluate funded research projects.

National Health Security Office (NHSO)

» http://www.nhso.go.th/
      Through years of effort, NHSO has collaborated with other health care organizations to drive Thailand’s health care system towards our ultimate goal, which is a quality, equitable and accessible health care for all. With major obstacles to overcome, our mission is not yet completed. There are still many steps to take.
      NHSO realizes the need of a health care system which is effective and sustainable and supported by the government, with level of quality that the people can truly rely on. NHSO is working in every possible way to establish this system in Thailand.

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