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Hot Topic @ NHA 2013 : Framework for Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation on National Non- communicable Disease Prevention and Control

Situation: According to a report in 2009 on 20 dangerous diseases threatening Thai people, eight out of top ten deadly diseases are non-communicable diseases including stroke, Ischaemic heart disease, diabetes and liver cancer.

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Hot Topic @ NHA 2013 : National Strategy on Illegal Marketing on Drugs, Foods and Health Products through Radio and Television Broadcasting as well as Internet

Situation: After the 4th National Health Assembly issued Resolution No. 5 on the suppression of illegal marketing on drugs, foods and health products through radio and television broadcasting as well as internet in 2011

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Hot Topic @ NHA 2013 : School Catering System.

Situation: School meals in this agenda item refer to lunches at all schools at various levels from the level of nurseries to the level of high schools. A school meal project is not new. It has been implemented since 1952.

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Hot Topic @ NHA 2013 : Regulation of Mass Media in Relation to Tobacco and Alcohol Business

Situation: Local and overseas academic information shows that young people, both male and female, are the targets of cigarette and alcohol companies because their consumption is higher than that of consumers in other age groups.

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Five organizations join forces to rehabilitate Ban Nong Nae village and propose it be declared a pollution control zone

The National Health Commission Office (NHCO) together with health and environmental academics brainstormed ideas to cope with contamination in villagers’ water sources in Nong Nae sub-district of Chachoengsao province as it is surrounded by hazardous waste disposal plants

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NBTC and FDA are tackling misleading advertisements by increasing fines and refusing to renew licenses

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) joins forces with relevant organizations to cope with misleading advertisements of drugs, foods and health products

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A plan to increase the production of specialized doctors and nurses

The National Health Workforce Commission predicts that in the next 20 years Thailand will face a dire shortage of specialized doctors. It urges concerned organizations to increase the production of the personnel.

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ThaiHealth and Pattaya City organized a world conference on health promotion to discuss the best investments for health

The Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) organized the 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion 2013 at the Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall in Chon Buri province from Aug 25 to 29.

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NHC asks the cabinet to treat cycling promotion as a national agenda

The National Health Commission (NHC) proposes the cabinet to treat cycling promotion as local and national agenda and have relevant organizations develop infrastructures to support cyclists including the introduction of bicycle lanes and bicycle parking lots

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