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Academics warn against fueling a biomass power plant with garbage from Koh Samui

Chatpong Chatphuti, governor of Surat Thani province, said that the municipal office of Koh Samui island contracted Samut Prakan Renewable Energy Co to build a dump to take about 200,000 tons of garbage on Koh Samui within six months.

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NHCO demands asbestos be blacklisted and Thailand insist on its dangers in global forums

The National Health Commission (NHC) called for the global blacklisting of white asbestos or chrysotile and demanded Thai participants in the forums of the Rotterdam Convention have correct knowledge on its dangers and watch out for distorted information.

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Eight-year-long health assemblies see necessity to link communities and private sector

 “Public policies” are widely discussed as Thailand urgently needs “reform”. Importantly “public policies” must be developed with the participation of all concerned parties. This is because “public policies” have impacts on everyone, so it must not be guided or directed by any single party.

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A timely exhibition on the war  for natural resources is running amid ongoing protests over a planned coal-fired power plant in Krabi

The work schedule was gruelling: he had three days to take portraits of 200 villagers. For photographer Roengrit Kongmuang, the task was compounded by the simple act of breathing.

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Health assemblies’ as the basis of ‘deliberative democracy’

A three-day discussion was organized on the occasion of the 9th anniversary of the National Health Commission Office. Representatives of 11 social and health organizations were invited to discuss the reform of health systems and democracy.

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Six measures to control gold mines

On June 11, 2015, Deputy Public Health Minister Somsak Chunharas had a meeting with four groups of people concerned about the impacts of mining on the public.

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Commission to raise awareness of living wills

 
The National Health Commission Office (NHCO) is planning to raise public awareness about terminal patients' right to die, after the Supreme Administrative Court recently endorsed the legitimacy of "living wills".
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Overpriced medical care could bring down Thai health system


Thousands of Thai patients are checking out of private hospitals with hefty bills - creating many doubters who blame the "medical tourism policy" which attracts a growing number of patients from higher-income nations.
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Healthcare shift 'raised awareness on democracy'


In the three-day forum titled "Health System and Democratic Conscious Reform", more than 1,000 representatives of public and private sectors discussed topics related to health systems reform and participatory democracy.
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NHC has the health minister to push for the implementation of resolutions from the National Health Assembly

The National Health Commission (NHC) is concerned about the lack of progress in some resolutions of the National Health Assembly (NHA). Therefore, it decided to appoint the minister of public health to be the chair of on NHA Resolutions Drive and Follow-up to coordinate the implementation of such resolutions with concerned organizations and parties.

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