The Thai Health Report 2006 contains three main sections. Section 1, Health Indicator, this year has 13 entries. Two entries deal with physical aspects of health: dental health and sexual health. Three entries deal with determinants of health: nutrition, alcohol, and exercise. There are entries discussing Thailand’s universal health care system, mental health, and spiritual health. There are also six entries discussing various aspects of social health: water shortages, traffic accidents, television versus school, family life, and pesticides.
Section2, 10+10Issues Currently Affecting the Health of Thais, discusses selected issues arising over the past year and their effect on people’s health.
Section3 Present this year’s special topic: “Facing the Challenge of Bird Flu”. Bird flu gas been a major public concern in Thailand, and will continue to be so for many year. As well as being a direct threat to people’s health, bird flu has affected the poultry industry, international public health cooperation, the economy, society, and Thai people’s way of life.
|Prepared by||Institute for Population and Social Research , Mahidol University|
|Supported by||Thai Health Promotion Foundation
(Health Information System Development Programme)