Participatory Health Region
Thailand’s health system is a pluralistic system involving with many organizations namely ministry of public health, ministry of interior, organizations with their own acts, local administrative organizations, NGOs, Civil Societies and communities.
For the better population’s health, an integration of the work from these organizations is necessity. Consequently, the Cabinet approved the ministerial regulation to set up the Participatory Health Region on 4th October 2016 and announced it in the Royal Gazette on 12th October 2016.
The Participatory Health Region is divided in to 12 groups of provinces plus Bangkok, totally 13 regions. These regions are in line with the regions managed by Ministry of Public Health and that managed by National Health Security Office. The objective of the Participatory Health Region is to drive the health system reform into action with a focus of integration of involved organizations and participation of multisectors. The Participatory Health Region hope to reach health needs of people, families and communities.