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Ministry of Interior and NHCO join hands to reduce the risks of public disasters

Policymakers of the Ministry of Interior and the National Health Commission Office (NHCO) are coordinating efforts to reduce the risks of public disasters.

Grisda Boonrach, permanent secretary for interior, and Dr. Poldej Pinprateep, secretary-general of the National Health Commission, co-chaired a meeting on public policies on public safety. Participants were NHCO executives and representatives of concerned organisations including the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation and the Department of Local Administration.

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What happened in the 9th National Health Assembly Four missions towards ‘Thailand 4.0’

The 9th National Health Assembly was organised at the IMPACT Forum convention centre in Nonthaburi province on December 21-23, 2016. It was a platform for government agencies, academia, professions, private sector, civil society organizations and members of provincial health assemblies to share their views on local and common issues.

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9th National Health Assembly to highlight four issues affecting quality of life nowadays

The 9th National Health Assembly raised four issues affecting overall life quality of the Thai people, namely water, shelters, Aedes mosquitos and preschool children, which will be on the agenda at this year-end meeting.

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Four Health Organizations’ confidence on “people oriented health region” that can integrate actions for health at the local level

Four health organizations, namely MOPH, ThaiHealth, NHSO and NHCO, kick-off the “People-oriented Health Region”. The four organizations join forces with other sectors to solve prevailing health problems in each area, reaffirming that the 13 Health Regional Committees must be ready for action by next February.

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Delegates from Bhutan interested HIA

Dr. Poldej Pinprateep, Secretary-General of Thailand’s National Health Commission together with Dr. Wiput Phoolcharoen and Dr. Dechrut  Sukkumnoed, Chairman and Vice Chairman of HIA Commission welcomed Dr.Ugen Dophu, Secretary of Health Ministry of Bhutan on 12 September 2016.

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Voluntary health assessments a good way to defuse conflicts: NHC

   SUCCESSFUL examples of implementing the new health impact assessment (HIA) procedures in Lamphun have shown it is a good tool for encouraging people to find the truth and reduce conflict over development projects, the National Health Commission (NHC) has said.

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The Bitter Truth About Sweet

Recent study shows Thais are hooked on sugar, which could lead to long-term health concerns. It's widely accepted fact that Thailand is a nation whose population truly have a sweet tooth. Considering common dietary guidelines for daily sugar intake

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Thailand should not rush into TPP, consumers should not be ignored in favor of traders

The Thai government should not rush into joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and a trade agreement should not only benefit businesspeople but also be fair to consumers, warned Supachai Panitchpakdi.

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90% of online health posts are untrue while doctors and patients are disputing on the net

A doctor who runs a well-known online page has pointed out that as much as 90% of online health-related posts give false information. Many Thai people infringe on others’ rights on the internet. Doctors and patients have uneasy relationships as they are blaming one another via social media.

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National Health Commission introduced new HIA rules to reduce conflicts on health impacts

The National Health Commission endorsed a new set of regulations and procedures for health impact assessment (HIA), which allows concerned organizations to apply them by themselves that creates participation and reduces conflicts in the society.

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