Working towards an AIDS vaccine

The Ministry of Health has convened a meeting to discuss development of the first-ever AIDS vaccine. Public Health Minister Pradit Sinthawanarong, along with Kristie Kenney, the current United States Ambassador to Thailand, and William Snow, the Director of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, launched a conference on an AIDS vaccine. The conference was aimed at […]

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 […]

Thailand: toxic waste contamination during rainy season

The Ministry of Public Health has warned the public about the dangers of toxic waste during the rainy season as poor garbage management could lead to contamination in natural water sources. According to Public Health Minister Dr. Pradit Sinthawanarong, discarded electrical appliances and electronics are categorically the type of garbage that poses great risks to […]

Disability Campaign will Improve Accessibility in Thailand

Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, launched a nationwide campaign in respect to the fundamental rights of people with disabilities. The Thai Government campaign an opportunity to address the needs of people with disabilities, by focusing on promoting accessibility and removing all types of barriers in society. Over one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s […]

PM Yingluck: Hospitals must accept all accident victims during Songkran period

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has instructed the Public Health Ministry to inform all hospitals in the country to admit accident victims at any time during the Songkran period, whether or not they are entitled to health care benefits with the hospitals. Deputy Public Health Minister, Dr. Chonlanan Srikaew (ชลน่าน ศรีแก้ว) on Saturday indicated the Premier’s […]

Pongsapat: Leadership for Bangkok

According to the Bangkok Poll, as cited by a local English newspaper, that when asked who they would vote for if the election took place on the survey day, 23.9% of the respondents said Pol Gen Pongsapat of the Pheu Thai Party, and 23.6% of them backed MR Sukhumbhand of the Democrat Party. Only 6.5% […]

The Future of Narathiwat is in the Hands of the Present

Narathiwat, a province of southern Thailand, is flanked by its neighbors Pattani and Yala and bordering with a country that shares some cultural and language similarities, Malaysia’s Peninsula. Narathiwat has seen its fair share of historical legacy, centuries ago, vibrant and distinctive but in less than a decade this Muslim-majority province has been gripped in […]

Thailand’s Flood Prevention Plans Boost Confidence

BANGKOK – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday chaired the opening ceremony of the “Water Resources Management for the People” exhibition. Ms Yingluck said the government is determined to prevent a repeat of the disastrous flooding that hit Thailand last year, that had destroyed crops, damaged factories, lost of livestock and left nearly 800 people […]

HFMD in Thailand

Five key Thailand government agencies have joined forces to contain the outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), says Public Health Minister Witthaya Buranasiri, and expect to see the situation improve by next month. After a meeting yesterday, the Education Ministry agreed to conduct a six-point campaign at primary schools across the country, while […]