At present, Thailand has more than 400,000 workplaces and over 11 million workers under the Social Security Scheme. There are slightly more female than male workers. Up to 8% of workers are older than 60. Changing economic and social conditions have contributed to physical and mental health problems among workers, some of whom work 10-12 hours a day but are still unable to earn sufficient income.. In addition, many workers have insufficient time to care for their families. These risky health conditions contribute to higher incidence of diabetes, stroke, cardiac illness, hypertension, and cancer.
Focus Areas of Plan
1) Stimulation of public policies on quality-of-life promotion in the workplace.
2) Development of mechanisms to promote health in workplaces and support workplace functions.
3) Development of leadership skills and capacity building for partnership networks.
4) Creation of model health workplaces to leverage knowledge capital, innovation, and research and development.
5) Development of monitoring and evaluation systems to measure outcomes in accordance with ThaiHealth’s 10-year strategy, and to gain information for future planning and development.
‘Education’ is a series of process to help people develop themselves in various aspects. Therefore, the teaching is not limited only to the general education in theories, but teaching should include practical part to help with brain and skill development as a strong foundation for the future use. Speaking in the conference on “Education and Thailand’s Change: Educational System Reform” organised by ThaiHealth, with collaboration of Institute for Research on Education System (IRES), and Sodsri-Saridwong Foundation, Mr Anusorn Fu-Charoen, Vice Minister for Education said that the key to the development of the educational system is to make classrooms the centre of learning by focusing on teaching and change the foundation of learning into practical learning. Teachers ought to learn at the side of their students. This will help improving the teacher-student relationship. Community participation is also needed to help adjust each locale’s education to cater to the current problems and real needs in order to achieve the sustainable learning process. “Today, there are several schools where educational reform is attempted in many areas in Thailand, but they need to spread out throughout the country, with the help of the quest for the most suitable model for a school by analysing past lessons. In this conference, we expect to find the right methodology so that it can be made policy,”...
25 May 2559
Consumption of non-chemical or organic vegetables has started to become a trend as people tend to care more about their health, said Chiang Rai Governor Mr Boonsong Techamaneesathit in a speech to welcome a press squad in the “Chiang Rai: Food Safety and Happy People” project. He also added that Chiang Rai was one of the most important tourist destinations, organic agriculture, with 1.2 million people. A large amount of tourists come to Chiang Rai each year to eat and travel. The Chiang Rai province then agreed to collaborate with ThaiHealth to organise a food safety project by brining clean and organic food to promote tourism and accommodate tourists visiting Chiang Rai. As a plus, this province has been branded as the country’s first province of green and organic food, thanks to high-quality quality control in its organic agriculture. Suthep Thippharat, agriculturist, said that the concept of clean food in Chiang Rai have to be safe and well taken care of from upstream to downstream by creating farmers’ network, organic farm, and client base such as restaurants. The establishment of green markets for farmers to distribute their products and provide consumers with access to good food, was under way. The Chiang Rai Green Network is composed of five elements: 1) Green Community, 2) Green Service, 3) Green Health,...
25 May 2559
The problem of premature or teen pregnancy is one of the most deteriorating social problem. Each year, Thailand reports bigger number of teen mothers. According to the latest report of pregnancy rate among women of less than 20 years old conducted worldwide by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2013, up to 74 of 1,000 Thai women were pregnant, with similar rate reported in Malaysia, while Laos came second. Teen pregnancy is a major issue on which both public and private sectors agree that this urgent issue must be addressed by working together. Path to Health Foundation, ThaiHeath has been collaborating with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, and alliances from both public and private sectors to organise a “Bangkok for Teen” or B4T at Taksin hospital, Bangkok. Dr Sirikiat Liangkobkit, Director of ThaiHealth’s Health Risk Control II Section, said that “Teen pregnancy is an obstacle to teen’s education because it is not yet socially acceptable in Thailand. They will lose many opportunities to develop themselves academically and it will also affect their unborn children as well”. Bangkok will be the pilot province for this project because Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and there’re almost one million teenagers here. They are role model of all the teens in this country. If they are able to prevent teen pregnancy...
25 May 2559
Dr Supreeda Adulyanon, ThaiHealth manager, speaking in the press conference on management approach of ThaiHealth as “Health Professionals” at 10:30 a.m. on February 3rd at Heath Learning Centre Building room 501 on Rama IV road. During the past 13 years of ThaiHealth’s first-phase works, the word “Health Promotion” was still a new issue in Thailand. There were no concrete patterns in Thailand and even in similar organisations abroad were using different operational methodologies. This is why ThaiHealth is aiming at finding the most effective approach that suits the nature of Thai people. After experience that is accumulated over the years, ThaiHealth is now ready to step forward and be “Health Professionals”. “At the age of 15, ThaiHealth is looking back at its first establishment in 2001. At that time, there were not many organisations that really focus on health issues. There were no clear objectives or planning. Plus, there were no model organisations that ThaiHealth could follow the path. So, in the first few years, the organisation was virtually in the “learning phase” with trials and experiments until it found the best operational path. When our organisation accumulated more experience and knowledge, we are now ready to take the next step and become an organisation of health professionals trusted by the Thai society and the world community. ...