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.
The theme for World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2017, is "Tobacco – a threat to development." WHO South-East Asia has high burden of tobacco use prevalence. To counter the threat posed by tobacco epidemic, governments, partners and the public should take measures to promote health and development.
Road Safety Week
Globally 1.25 million people die in road traffic crashes every year. Road traffic crashes are a leading cause of death among all age groups and the number one cause of death among those aged 15–29 years.
This year the road safety week focuses on speed, one of the key risk factors for road traffic fatalities and injuries. Countries successfully reducing road traffic deaths have done so by prioritizing speed management.
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.
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.
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.