Thailand’s national TB research network (ThaiTurn) has launched the country’s first national TB research roadmap recognizing the need for innovative tools and strategies to bolster the country’s response to end TB. The roadmap includes research priorities targeted at addressing health systems challenges, as well as the prevention and treatment of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).
- National Strategic Plan of TB in Thailand 2017-2021 (in Thai)
- Ministry of Public Health’s press release (in Thai)
- A Toolkit for Developing A National TB Research Plan, in support of the third pillar of the End TB Strategy
The World Health Organization congratulates the Ministry of Public Health, and all partners and champions who worked relentlessly over the past years to ensure successful passage of the Control of Marketing of Infant and Young Child Food Act.
This legislation is in line with the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes adopted in 1981 and subsequent resolutions endorsed by the World Health Assembly. Thailand now joins 135 other countries around the world that have national laws to protect breastfeeding. By passing this law, the government has demonstrated its strong commitment to protect the health and development of Thai children and future prosperity of the nation.
Hepatitis Awareness Week, 31 July – 4 August 2017, Thailand
20 July 2017 – In support of the "Eliminate Hepatitis" campaign, Ministry of Public Health together with WHO Country Office for Thailand and Thai Association for the Study of the Liver have organized a press conference on “Hepatitis Awareness Week, 31 July – 4 August 2017” which aim to provide more information about hepatitis. Dr Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Health, Dr Mukta Sharma, Programme Manager, WHO Country Office for Thailand and Dr Wattana Sukeepaisarnjaroen, President of Thai Association for the Study of the Liver have made statements at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute. Ministry of Public Health provided service for blood screening test viral hepatitis B and C to public.
The fifth Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) 2017–2021 is WHO’s strategic vision for the organization’s work with the Royal Thai Government and its partners. The CCS in Thailand represents a strategic, innovative and unique approach to partnership – an approach where more than 60 stakeholders in health including the Ministry of Public Health, academia, civil society, other sectors and government autonomous health agencies all come together on a limited number of clear priorities based on evidence.
20 September 2017
For World Alzheimer’s Day, on 21 September, WHO is releasing a new set of resources for different audiences on how to contribute to improving the lives of people with dementia, their carers and families. The resources are for policy-makers, health- and social-care providers, civil society organizations and people living with dementia and their carers.
6 September 2017
World Health Organization emphasized the need to make health for all a top priority in WHO South-East Asia Region as health ministers, leaders and officials commenced a five-day meeting.
4 September 2017
Professor Dr Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of Thailand visited the World Health Organization’s headquarters in Geneva on Monday 28 August 2017. The Princess is a champion of efforts to make Thailand rabies-free by 2020, in line with the wider initiative to end human rabies deaths by 2030, worldwide.
14 June 2017
Around 1 in 6 older people experience some form of abuse, a figure higher than previously estimated and predicted to rise as populations age worldwide.
1 April 2017
World Health Day is observed on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO. It provides us with an opportunity to mobilize actions around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The theme of World Health Day campaign this year is depression. The overall goal of the campaign is that more people with depression seek and receive help.
27 October 2016
Over one million people in low- and middle-income countries have been treated with a revolutionary new cure for hepatitis C since its introduction two years ago. The new medicines have a cure rate of over 95%, fewer side effects than previously available therapies, and can completely cure the disease within three months.
7 June 2016
The interim guidance on prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus has been updated with new evidence and advice. The primary transmission route of Zika virus is via the Aedes mosquito, however mounting evidence shows that sexual transmission of Zika virus is possible and more common than previously assumed. This is of concern due to an association between the Zika virus and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
16 September 2013
Lead is a toxic metal whose widespread use has caused extensive environmental contamination and health problems. In 2013 lead exposure accounted for 853 000 deaths and 16.8 million life years lost due to its long-term effects on health. An important source of lead exposure, particularly in children, is paint containing high levels of lead. From 23 to 29 October 2016 the international lead poisoning prevention week of action takes place, with a particular focus on eliminating lead paint.