ThaiHealth 2010
Capitalism in Crisis : Opportunity for Society?

12 Health Indicators of Thailand's Workforce
10 Health Issues

This 2010 volume of Thai Health titled “Capitalism in Crisis: Opportunity for Society?” probes into the central philosophy of capitalism-profit maximization and economic growth on the back of environmental exploitation-which lies at the root of many problems such as pollution, global warming and social inequality. At the end of the discussion, an open question is suggested: How can we, after so many economic crises-turn this crisis into an opportunity using lessons we have learnt about capitalism? How to replace the purely profit-seeking capitalism with a new capitalism where the market processes are regulated in an appropriate, transparent and just manner to benefit society as a whole?

The next part, Health Indicators, examines the health situations of the Thai workforce. The twelve dimensions include physical and mental health, quality of life, financial situations, work safety, informal sector workers and at-risk groups.

This year’s Top Ten Health Issues, derived from a public vote, looks into the four-years-old political conflicts, the problem-ridden Map Ta Phut case, H1N1 pandemic flu and other important topics.

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

  Introduction in ThaiHealth 2010
12 Health Indicators of Thailand’s Workforce
  Thailand’s Workforce Situation
  Physical Health of Workforce
  Mental Health and Well-being of Workforce
  Quality of Life of Thai Workforce
  Financial Situations of Workforce
  Occupational Injuries
  Informal Sector
  Health of Migrants
  Thai Workers in Vulnerable Situation
  Health of Migrant Workers from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos
  Welfare of Thai Workforce
  Social Security Funds
10 Health Issues
  Is There Any “Way-Out” of the Thai Political Crisis?
  Map Ta Phut: A Hot Economic Issue for the Nation,A Pollution Problem for Local Communities
  Thailand and the H1N1 Flu
  Diabetes and Hypertension Silent Killers
  Alcohol Control Policies and Measures Still Not Strict and Sincere
  “Teenage Mothers”: A Big Issue Still Being Prevented and Solved in a Limited Way
  It is Time to Revise the Thai Drug System
  “The Strong Thailand Project” at the Ministry of Public Health
  Stem Cell Law: Ethics and Progress
  Dismantling the Traffic Accident: Victim Protection to Provide Justice to Victims
4 Notetable Thai Contributions to the Health of Thais
  (1.) Thai Contributions Community Health Fund: An Outcome of Decentralizing Power to Local Administrations!(2.) Thais Receive Two Distinguished Awards: Prince Mahidol Award And Magsaisai Award (3.) HIA: Healthcare Tool for People (4.) First Achievement in Developing a H1N1 Flu Vaccine in Thailand
Special Issue for the Year
  Capitalism in Crisis: Opportunity for Society?
  References ,The Process of Writing the Thai Health Report 2010 , Steering Committee,Reviewers , Experts Health Indicators,Special Advisor for Capitalism in Crisis: Opportunity for Society , The Writers 10 Health Issues Team , The Thai Health Report Team , Acknowledgements , Feedback form for the Thai Health Report