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Three professional associations urge the government to ban chrysotile asbestos

On June 20, 2013, three professional associations namely the Association of Occupational and Environmental Diseases, the Occupational Health Nursing Association of Thailand and the Occupational Health and Safety at Work Association issued a statement to call for a ban on asbestos in all products.

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Opposition to an asbestos ban is viewed as protecting big companies, not public health

A committee studying the health impacts of asbestos will meet on June 20 to discuss a ban on the use and import of asbestos in accordance with a cabinet resolution in 2011 which is in line with the National Health Assembly’s resolution.

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Ecological justice in Tha Sala

Globalization leads to severe conflicts especially on natural resources. We have seen many conflicts between villagers and capitalists in many areas.

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Four organizations join forces to promote community health. NHCO plans the health promotion at the sub-district level.

Health organizations join forces to proactively promote community well-being. They intend to integrate their workforces, mechanisms and resources to develop provincial learning centers with a high hope to improve the quality of life.

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Statute on the National Health System B.E. 2552 (2009) Towards the well-being of Thai people

The Statute on the National Health System B.E. 2552 (2009) results from the National Health Act B.E. 2550 (2007). It was promulgated in December 2009 and is an important legal tool to ensure the well-being of Thai people regardless of classes, races, religions and financial statuses.

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Shaping the future of Map Ta Phut

On March 1, 2013, Open Research Center for Minamata Studies of Kumamoto Gakuen University of Japan together with the Health Impact Assessment Co-ordinating Unit of the National Health Commission Office, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies of Chulalongkorn University, Environmental Litigation and Advocacy for the Wants (EnLaw) and Ecological Alert and Recovery

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An academic conference on solutions to alcohol

Dr Thaksaphon Thamarangsi, director of the Center for Alcohol Studies (CAS), said the  Center for Alcohol Studies (CAS) under the International Health Policy Program of the Thai Ministry of Public Health

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An independent organization for consumers is about to be founded, isn’t it?

Ruj Komolbut of the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication at Thammasat University asks if anyone has ever been in the following situations.

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The empowerment of Tha Sala community is advocated to enable citizens to reform Thailand.

This community chooses to fight against transnational petroleum industry and coal-fired power plants with wisdom and use community health impact assessment as its tool.

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Health Statute and Community Participation

The term “Health Statute” was quite new to me until I participated in the conference titled “Health in All Policies, Local and Community Level” during the 5th National Health Assembly Forum hosted by the National Health Assembly Organizing Committee from December 18-20, 2012.

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