Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 3 Good health and well-being

'Populist' UHC now a feather in Thailand's cap

Universal health coverage (UHC) has gained momentum across the globe in recent years, especially after the United Nations began promoting it as one of its health targets under the Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by 2030.Healthcare reform has been undertaken in many countries such ...

Paritta Wangkiat

MQDC supports ‘Eco-Young Camp’, a model environmental youth camp

MQDC cares about nature under its philosophy “For All Well-Being” and supported “Eco-Young Camp” to nurture environmental awareness among childhood so that it can flourish into a large force to create sustainability in Thailand in the future.“Eco-Young Camp” is a gathering of young people who ...

Don't scrimp on healthcare

Achieving universal healthcare coverage by 2030 is one of the targets within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 on health. It is a target that Thailand achieved when it rolled out universal healthcare coverage (UHC), known locally as the 30-baht healthcare scheme, in 2002.Keep ...

Is Universal Health Coverage an opportunity to end AIDS?

At the United Nations General Assembly in September 2019, a special United Nations High Level Meeting (UNHLM) will be held on Universal Health Coverage (UHC). 193 countries have promised to deliver on UHC by 2030 by committing to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).But will push on ...

Princess named as UNAids envoy

Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali Krom Muen Suddhanarinatha has been appointed as the UNAids Goodwill Ambassador for HIV Prevention in Asia and the Pacific, according to a press statement released by the United Nations body on Saturday.At the appointment ceremony, which was held at Chulalongkorn ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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 ...


Farm chemicals ‘pose a threat to public health’

Academics urged the government to prioritise the protection of people’s health from the threat of chemical contamination and ensure a healthy environment in keeping with the county’s pledge to pursue Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Keep reading ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

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

Thailand faces challenges to become 'rabies-free' by 2020

Thailand has set a target of becoming a rabies-free country by 2020, and the government has put the nation on full alert following the worst infection rate in nearly four decades. Experts on public health are calling for immediate and comprehensive cooperation from the government, ...

Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat

BMA poised to lower HIV infection by 90% in 2020

Health officials in Bangkok have met to discuss the situation in regard to HIV/AIDS in the capital city. The meeting, chaired by Deputy Governor of Bangkok Thaweesak Lertprapan, was held at the Asia Hotel in Ratchathewi district. Topics on the agenda included the role of the ...

Vipaporn Pooritanasarn

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