ThaiHealth 2005
Free Trade: A Double-Edged Sword for Thai People 's Access to Drugs

12 Health Indicators
10+10 Health Issues

The Thai Health Report, like this first one, has three parts. The first part, Twelve Health Indicators has 12 sections. Six of these sections look at physical health: deaths, illnesses, disability, pregnancy and birth, cancer nutrition. One section looks at mental health. Two section look at particular population: adolescents and elderly people. The final three sections discuss social health: poverty, environment, and human security.

The second part, Ten plus Ten Health Issues, discusses some recent events and their effect on health. This part uses a new format: it looks at ten notable issues for the year, and then briefly summarizes ten additional issues. It also looks back at the ten notable issues from the previous report, and describes any recent development. The third part of the report examines this year’s Special Issue : Free Trade in Medicines.

Prepared by    Institute for Population and Social Research , Mahidol University
Supported by    Thai Health Promotion Foundation
(Health Information System Development Programme)