Health Detective Exhibition launched to promote health-related knowledge
Thai Health Promotion Foundation has launched a role-playing activity under Health Detective Exhibition in a bid to educate and raise public awareness about health risks and health-related knowledge.
Aug 27, 2020 – At the inauguration of Health Detective exhibition at ThaiHealth headquarters in Bangkok, Dr Weeraphan Suphanchaiyamat, 2nd Vice-Chair of Thai Health Board of Governance, cited the World Health Organisation (WHO) that the foundation of disease prevention is the health promotion, which is in line with ThaiHealth’s strategy, saying that ThaiHealth is the supporting base of the government policy indicated in the five-year national masterplan for non-communicable disease (NCD) eradication (2017-2021) by focusing on problems and current situations about health-related knowledge, attempts to prevent and reduce the risk of fatality caused by NCDs that is branded the top cause of Thai people’s death.
ThaiHealth CEO Dr Supreda Adulyanon said that, according to the latest 2014 report from Burden of Disease Thailand, the biggest risk factors for male population are respectively alcoholic beverage, cigarette, tobacco, and high blood pressure. As for female population, the risk factors are overweight, obesity, high blood pressure, and unsafe sex – all of which are caused by reckless lifestyles. Therefore, the issue of health literacy should be taught since childhood; and Thailand is ranked below the standard line. ThaiHealth is proud to be a part in solving this problem by inspiring and educating the general public about the healthy way of thinking, so that they change their lifestyle through learning in “Health Detective” special exhibition.
ThaiHealth Assistant CEO and Acting Director of ThaiHealth Learning Center, Ms Benjamaporn Limpisathian, said that the centre aims at expanding its base of beneficiary by developing its innovation and convey the message to the public, improving experience and life skills among the general public. In 2020, ThaiHealth developed its media using this “Health Detective” exhibition, inspiring youngsters to have potential, immune, and health-related knowledge through shared experiences brought to them by cutting-edge technology. The easy-to-understand role-playing detective game is believed to teach youngsters how to search for persons missing through risk factors of non-communicable disease, for example, cigarette, accident, stress caused by social media abuse, and diseases caused by modern lifestyles.
The “Health Detective” special exhibition will be showing from 9 to 5 Monday through Saturday – closed Sundays and national holidays. The exhibition and all other activities in the compound are subject to strict new-normal mesures to prevent spreading of CoVid-19. Registration is accepted through “SOOK” Facebook fanpage.