Priority health concerns

Maternal and child health

Thailand’s total fertility rate drops to alarmingly low level

The Total Fertility Rate (TFR) in Thailand has dropped to 1.51 children per woman or below 600,000 newborns per year, Prof Kamthorn Pruksananonda, from the Royal Thai College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist, said recently.According to the World Health Organisation, the TFR level should stand at ...

The Nation Reporter

Government to provide better support for teenage moms [Video]

Deputy Government Spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek has stated that the Ministry of Public Health, the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and the Ministry of Education have signed an agreement to better provide support for teenage moms in schools.Keep watching ...

Experts call for compassionate policies as teen attempts to bury newborn

A 15-year-old girl’s recent attempt to bury her newborn baby alive, apparently out of fear that others would find out about her pregnancy, underlines her desperation and the crying need for help, according to activists and social workers.“I hope the relevant authorities will focus on ...

The Nation Reporter

Agency calls for Bt200 million to tackle unwanted pregnancies

An agency has proposed that the National Health Security Office (NHSO) spends about Bt200 million to buy and distribute condoms and contraceptive implants as a possible solution to Thailand’s unwanted pregnancy problem.The Aids and Unwanted Pregnancy Hotline 1663 Center said the money, which amounts to ...

The Nation Reporter

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