Joint external evaluation of IHR core capacities of the Kingdom of Thailand: mission report: June 26-30, 2017

Thailand has implemented the IHR since they were first introduced in 1969 and has been actively involved in improving the Regulation since the 1980s. Volunteering to host a joint external evaluation (JEE) mission represents a continuation of the country’s engagement in, and leadership of, the IHR and is to be commended. This shows tremendous foresight and demonstrates the Government’s commitment to providing world-class health care to each of its citizens.

Programmatic Review of the national Malaria Programme in Thailand 31st August – 11th September 2015

Building on the recent East Asia Summit Declaration for a malaria free Asia Pacific by 2030, and given the role of Thailand in these multi-country efforts, an in-depth review of the Thai Malaria Programme was considered timely and appropriate to reorient the current control interventions in line with the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) malaria elimination (2016-2030) initiative support by WHO and partners.

Field visits, intensive internal discussion and meeting were undertaken. Finding and actions points expressed by the reviewers would be useful to be considered by the programme and partners to achieve malaria elimination goals.

Status report on artemisinin and ACT resistance (April 2017)

The WHO Global Malaria Programme issues regular reports about the status of artemisinin resistance in affected countries. The reports bring together the latest findings and conclusions about the state of resistance to artemisinins and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), summarize WHO’s current policy and treatment recommendations, and highlight areas of concern.

Population mobility and malaria

Migrants and mobile populations face many obstacles in accessing equitable essential health care services due to factors such as living and working conditions, education level, gender, irregular migration status, language and cultural barriers, anti-migrant sentiments, and lack of migrant-inclusive health policies among others. Despite significant progress having been made in the context of malaria control in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), human movements can impact malaria transmission patterns and potentially introduce drug-resistant parasites. This legal framework review therefore serves as a guidance document on approaches to address malaria and malaria elimination for migrant and mobile populations (MMPs) in five countries of the GMS, namely Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam.

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization

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Weekly Epidemiological Record

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WHO Drug Information

WHO Drug Information is a quarterly journal providing an overview of topics relating to medicines development and regulation which is targeted to a wide audience of health professionals and policy makers.

The World Health Report

Annual report with an expert assessment of global health including statistics. Focuses on a particular theme every year

World Health Statistics

WHO's annual compilation of data from its 194 Member States. The GHO issues analytical reports on the current situation and trends for priority health issues. A key output of the GHO is the annual publication World Health Statistics, which compiles statistics for key health indicators on an annual basis. The World Health Statistics also include a brief report on annual progress towards the health-related MDGs.

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Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi
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