Breakthrough: Anti Malaria Drugs Developed by BIOTEC

The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) has said that for the first time, Thai researchers have developed their own anti-malaria drugs in Thailand. Prof. Dr. Yongyuth Yuthavong, a senior researcher at NSTDA, says the researchers from National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of Thailand (BIOTEC) have developed a new ‘P 218’ substance […]

Second fire at Samut Prakan landfill

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is mobilizing staff and equipment to extinguish a second fire at Samut Prakan landfill. Police Colonel Pichai Kriangwattanasiri, the Director of the Bangkok Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, said the fire was in the center of a landfill which is the same spot as before. Today at 11:00 a.m., Police […]

Thai Red Cross Society appeals for blood donation

Thailand is hit by a shortage of blood supply as widespread flooding in many provinces caused the cancellation of blood drives nationwide. According to the Thai Red Cross Society, more cancellations are expected, particularly in the East, as flooding has yet to ease in many affected parts. 22 provinces across the country continued to be […]

Thai rice tests to coordinate with Ministry of Health

In response to complaints about residue on packed Thai rice, Yingluck Shinawatra told journalists that she has asked the Foundation for Consumers to coordinate its tests with the Ministry of Public Health to ensure standard accountable tests. The prime minister also urged that concerned parties not to make assumption that the problem happened to all […]

Disability and Support Services from Thai Gov’t

The Ministry of Public Health is urgently implementing measures to help the disabled and prevent disabilities after finding that the number of disabled people in Thailand has a tendency to rise. According to Public Health Minister MD Prasert Sinthawanarong, 1.3 million out of the 1.9 million disabled people nationwide, half of them with physical disabilities, […]

Thailand: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has expressed the Government’s determination to suppress narcotics in the year 2013 by adhering to legal principles, respect of human life and making strict use of the law. June 26 is the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1987, this day […]

Princess Sirindhorn opens conference on medicine, public health

BANGKOK, 26 June 2013 (NNT) – Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn yesterday proceeded to Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, to open the International Conference in Medicine and Public Health (ICMPH) 2013. The conference is being jointly organized by the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital of Mahidol University, the Ministry of Public Health and the […]

US-Thai Research to Prevent HIV Infections

Thailand and the United States have declared a success in their research to prevent HIV infections, saying their studies show that the generic anti-retroviral drug Tenofovir was 74 percent effective. US Ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenney, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) Pirapong Saichua, and BMA project chief Khajit Chupanya announced the […]

Raising the Standard of Thailand’s Medical Hub

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday presided over a meeting to discuss the Medical Hub policy, with an aim to integrate medical services of the Education and Public Health Ministries. She said that work integration would promote clear strategies, simplify process, and facilitate budget management. The Prime Minister expressed her wish to see improvement in […]

Bangkok’s Fire Safety Failure

The Bangkok Metropolitan Council (BMC) has urged the City Hall to recall nearly 100,000 fire extinguishers it has distributed to various households following reports of explosion of the device. Bangkok Metropolitan Councilor for Phasi Charoen area Sutha Nitiphanont said that last month residents in several districts have filed complaints against the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration for […]

Thailand Rises on UNDP’s Human Development Index

Thailand makes UNDP’s list of “high achievers” in East Asia—a group that includes China, Indonesia, Viet Nam, and Malaysia. The rapid human development progress of Thailand and Asia-Pacific nations are helping drive a historic shift, with hundreds of millions of people lifted from poverty and billions poised to join the South’s fast-growing middle class, according […]