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NHAOC raises health concerns about children addicted to games and the Internet

NHAOC raises health concerns about children addicted to games and the Internet. Meanwhile, monks suffer from many illnesses. It includes the issues as the agendas of the National Health Assembly together with seven other agendas aimed to promote healthy public policies.

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NHC agrees with annual HIA revision

Dr Amphon Jindawatthana, secretary-general of the National Health Commission, said the commission agreed in principle to have criteria and methods for the health impact assessment (HIA) of public policies adjusted at least once a year to catch up with changing situations and social contexts.

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NHC reports HIA findings about the environmental impacts of a power plant

Dr Amphon Jindawatthana, secretary-general of the National Health Commission, said the NHC endorsed a report on the health impact assessment (HIA) of a 600-megawatt

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Second-phase medical hub project on the go to make 800 billion baht in five years

Businesses are bracing themselves for the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015 and Thailand plans to cash in on medical services upon the trade liberalization.

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UNICEF and WHO Representative in Thailand praised Cabinet resolution on curtailing infant formula marketing

A Thai Cabinet resolution aimed at curtailing the marketing and promotion of infant formula and other breast milk substitute products in all medical and  health care facilities

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A brainstorming session on the end of asbestos discussed relevant measures that the cabinet will consider in September

DIW organized the last brainstorming session on July 4 to work out measures to stop the use of asbestos and the measures should reach the cabinet within this September.

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A discussion on the impacts of the Hin Son power plant project

At 9.30am on June 19, the Health Systems Research Institute under the Ministry of Public Health organized a discussion on the impacts on communities of the 600-megawatt thermal power plant project

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WHO suggests governments increase taxes on soft drinks which are bringing obesity to Thai people

The World Health Organization (WHO) proposes governments raise taxes on soft drinks that cause obesity. The increase will not affect the cost of living.

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NHCO is concerned about a possible health personnel crisis and calls for a master plan to cope with the ASEAN Economic Community

NHCO held a forum to discuss the impacts of the ASEAN Economic Community with the concern that there may not be enough health personnel to serve patients from neighbouring countries and medical services for Thai people may be affected.

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“HIA for ASEAN community is touching its reality”

The 7th Senior Officials Meeting on Health Development (SOMHD) of ASEAN acknowledged the terms of reference of and the framework for ASEAN Focal Point on HIA.

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