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Thailand’s National Health Assembly to be held from 2nd – 4th February 2012 at United Nations Conference Centre

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According to the National Health Act, the National Health Assembly (NHA) is determined to convene at least once a year.

Normally it is in the second week of December. Thailand was severely hit by flood last year. This causes the postponement of NHA2011 to February 2012.

The theme of the NHA2011 on “Coping with Disaster… Managing Ill-Being” is associated with the current situation in Thailand and elsewhere in the world. This year 6 agenda items will be discussed as follows.

  1. Disaster management
  2. Tackling the problems of suicide
  3. Sustainable Watershed management
  4. Management of illegal advertisement on medicine and health products
  5. Food safety: the reuse of cooking oil
  6. Occupational health and safety of labour

Besides the meeting at the NHA, we also have 2 side meetings.

1. Mainstream SDH across Health Sector

Date: Wednesday 1st February 2012
Time: 09.00 – 12.00 hrs
Venue: Rachadamnern Meeting Room, Royal Princess Larn Luang
Speakers: Dr. Suvajee Good of WHO SEARO, Prof. Sharon Friel of AP-HealthGAEN, Australia National University and Dr. Phusit Prakongsai of International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health of Thailand
Chair: Dr. Narongsakdi Aungkasuvapala of National Health Commission


2. How to hold partners accountable in universal health coverage: wisdom from India and Thailand

Date: Friday 3rd February 2012
Time: 13.00 -14.30 hrs
Venue : Meeting Room A, 1st Floor, United Nations Conference Centre
Speakers: Dr. Winai Sawasdivorn of National Health Security Office, Thailand and Ms. Jashodhara Dasgupta of SAHAYOG, India
Moderator: Dr. Pongpisut Jongudomsuk of Health Systems Research Institute, Thailand

Please follow up the resolutions of NHA2011 will be translated in English and posted on the website after the NHA.