Public health

Priority health concerns

27 deaths from Dengue fever already this year

27 people have died from dengue fever in Thailand so far this year. That’s the highest fatality rate, year on year, in the past five years.The Public Health Ministry deputy permanent secretary Dr Supakit Sirilak has reacted by sending an urgent letter to related agencies ...

WARNING: Dengue cases four times worse than last year

A nationwide alert has gone up about a big rise in Dengue cases across the country. Hospitals nationwide are being ordered to set up emergency facilities to deal with the worrying rise in cases of dengue fever since the start of 2019.Workpoint News reports that, in ...

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

WHO recognizes anti-HIV drugs produced in Thailand

The big news last year in the pharmaceutical industry is a self-produced anti-HIV drug in Thailand that the World Health Organization finally certified this year, making the price 18 times lower.Keep watching ...

Warning of dengue fever in Bangkok

Bangkokians, especially children,  have been warned to protect themselves from dengue fever which has  since the beginning of this year infected more than 5,800 people in Bangkok with five fatalities so far.Bangkok Governor Pol Gen Aswin Kwanmuang said Monday that dengue fever which is transmitted ...

Victims of dengue already pass 50,000 this year

Thailand health officials say the number of people requiring treatment for dengue fever has already topped the 50,000 mark in the first eight months of 2018.According to the Ministry of Health’s Bureau of Epidemiology, a total of 50,079 cases have been reported from the 77 ...

Khon Kaen steps up dengue virus surveillance in rainy season

The northeastern province of Khon Kaen has tightened its dengue virus surveillance program as the rainy season has raised the risk of infection. According to Khon Kaen Governor Somsak Jangtrakul, continued rainfall in many areas have provided favorable conditions for mosquitos to propagate, thus increasing the ...

Vipaporn Pooritanasarn

Six Mekong nations call for accelerated action to eliminate malaria before 2030

The governments of Cambodia, China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam have together called for accelerated action to eliminate malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by 2030.Signing a joint Ministerial Call for Action at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, the ...


Shopee announces M2030 partnership to defeat Malaria

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform has recently announced its commitment to help defeat malaria in the region as part of a long-term partnership with M2030, a brand created by Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA), and supported by the Global Fund.M2030 brings consumers and companies ...

Upward tick in malaria cases threatens global efforts to eradicate disease

The Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and DT Families Foundation have signed an agreement that will make a tangible difference to permanently eliminating malaria in Thailand.Malaria was once the biggest killer of mankind and remains an entrenched global health challenge. The threat from the ...

The Nation Reporter

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