The World Health Organization, South-East Asia Regional Office is collaborating with 11 other global organizations to promote World Birth Defects Day to increase global awareness of birth defects. WHO reported 49 000 newborn deaths due to birth defects in 2013 in the South-East Asia Region. Addressing birth defects is a key intervention to provide the best health possible and potential for a full and productive life.
After long days in the lab, Yongyuth Yuthavong would get out and talk to anyone who would listen. And his message was simple: developing a science policy was not only necessary for growing the ranks of Thai scientists, it was vital to the country’s future.
Press conference on the letters from Dr Margaret Chan, DG of the World Health Organization and from Dr Vera Lurza da Costa e Silva, head of the Convention Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, took place in the Ministry of Public Health at 0230 pm on February 18, 2015.
The Thailand country office of the World Health Organization is now on Facebook. Come and follow our activities in the country. As a specialized UN agency for global health, the WHO first set up a country office in Thailand more than 60 years ago. It has been collaborating closely with the Royal Thai Government and other relevant partners over the past six decades on public health development in Thailand. That work continues today.
World Health Day 7 April 2015: Food safety
This animated film was developed to explain the WHO Five Keys to Safer Food to general public from 9 to 99 years old, and encourage their practice at home. The Five Keys to Safer Food is a WHO global health message that everybody should know all over the world to prevent foodborne diseases and improve health. WHO chose food safety to be the theme of World Health Day 2015.
11 February 2015
WHO’s social mobilization team is using radio to reach communities with information about how to prevent the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone. "Now we are moving beyond awareness and knowledge, building into deep community engagement and ownership, where the community is key. It is vital that everyone in the community knows their role in achieving this goal," says Zainab Akiwumi, who leads the social mobilization team in Sierra Leone.
9 February 2015
Cancers figure among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer related death in 2012 and 32.6 million people living with cancer (within 5 years of diagnosis). In Thailand, in 2012, cancer death rate per 100,000 for men was 127.8 and for women was 82.6.