ThaiHealth and Thai University Network for Health Promotion join Thailand’s first congress on “Health Promoting University for Sustainable Development”
Sep 1-2, 2022 — Thai Health Promotion Foundation’s (ThaiHealth) Director of Partnership and International Relations Section, Dr Nuttapun Supaka attended Thailand’s first congress on “Health Promoting University for Sustainable Development” and the 12th International Conference on Public Health Among Greater Mekong Sub-Regional Countries 2022 (12th ICPH-GMS: 2022) hosted by Khon Kaen University at Grand Palazzo Pattaya Hotel, Chon Buri province.
The twin conferences were conferred upon by Director General of Department of Disease Control and Acting Permanent Secretary of Public Health Ministry, Dr Ophas Karyakawinpong. Joining the congresses are the full committee of Thai University Network for Health Promotion (TUN-HPN), including Assoc Prof Napharenu Saccharak Thirathiti, Vice Rector for International Relations and Corporate Communications of Mahidol University; Prof Dr Narin Hiransuthikul, Vice Rector of Chulalongkorn University; Dr Jirawat Pasara, Assistant Rector of Chiang Mai University; Asst Prof Dr Thaweelarp Tansawasdi, Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Burapha University; Prof Dr Wongsa Laohasiriwong, Dean of Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University; Asst Prof Dr Chitchamai Ovadlaraporn, Director of Security Management Centre for Occupational Health and Environment, Prince of Songkhla University; Dr Wiwat Rojanapitayakorn, Advisor to the Board of Directors of Mahidol University.
In capacity of the ASEAN Network of Health Promotion (AUN-HPN), the attendants included Assoc Prof Dr Phudit Tejatiwat, Director of the ASEAN Institute for Health Development of Mahidol University; and the AUN-HPN secretary, as well as distinguished guests.
The morning session commenced with a speech on “Improving Equity and Intersectoral Collaboration to Combat Life-Threatening Diseases, Health, and Environmental Problems” by Dr Hassan Mohd Nasir, Regional Advisor of World Health Organisation Southeast Asia Regional Office (WHO-SEARO), followed by the topic of “Roles of University in Promoting Health and Preventing Emerging Diseases and NCDs” by Dr Wiwat Rojanapitayakorn, Advisor to the Board of Directors of Mahidol University in his capacity of AUN-HPN.
The afternoon session of the congress was given to the topics of “Healthy University Rating System (HURS) and Happy University Initiatives” and “Sustainable Health and Wellbeing in Higher Education”.
At the congresses, the AUN-HPN committee gathered to lead a ceremony to demonstrate the symbol of cooperation among the members of the regional network of leading universities in Thailand, and the ceremony to handover the organising of the next round of the congresses to the Chair of the Thai University Network for Health Promotion.