Data portal tracks universal health coverage progress

12 December 2016 – To mark Universal Health Coverage Day, WHO today launched a new data portal to track progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) around the world. The portal shows where countries need to improve access to services, and where they need to improve information. The portal features the latest data on access to health services globally and in each of WHO’s 194 Member States.

International day for the elimination of violence against women

Worldwide, 1 in 3 women will experience physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner, or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their life. Women who have experienced violence use health services more than non-abused women. Health professionals are in a unique position to address the health, psychosocial, and legal needs of women who have experienced violence.

Tribute video to the King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

For all of us at WHO, His Majesty is an inspiration, as he should be for all other leaders. His leadership and strong commitment to public health exemplified the most fundamental principle of Health for All People, and set a high standard to which we all should strive and build upon. His Majesty was a significant role model nationally and globally in addressing the most pressing public health issues of his time.In improving the public health of Thailand, we will all continue to serve the legacy of His Majesty, who will always be remembered not only as a champion for health, but also as the people’s King.

Prevent brain stroke

A brain stroke or brain attack occurs when blood flow to the brain is cut off or reduced, oxygen supply is depleted and brain cells in the immediate affected area begin to die. People with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes or a high blood-sugar level are vulnerable to brain stroke. Eighty percent of brain strokes are preventable.

Areas of work

Works of WHO in Thailand

Health Information

Thailand health information

WHO Guidelines

A selection of evidence-based guidelines

Fact sheet

Useful information on health topics

Employment and Internship Programme

Vacancies in the WHO Thailand Office

Zika virus

Information on Zika virus

Recent highlights

  • 27 October 2016

    Over 1 million treated with highly effective hepatitis C medicines

    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.

  • 16 September 2013

    International lead poisoning prevention week of action

    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.

  • 7 June 2016

    Updated guidance on prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus

    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.

Contact details

World Health Organization
Country Office for Thailand
4th Fl.,Permanent Secretary Bld 3
Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi
Tel: +6625470100, Fax: +6625918199