Adopted from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and United Nations

Adopted from ministry of foreign affairs of thailand

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(Adopted from: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and United Nations Development Programme, 2006. “Community-based Microfinance: An Empowering Approach towards Poverty Alleviation and Community Self-Reliance.”)
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561Public Health
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57Thailand’s Best Practices and Lessons Learned in DevelopmentVolume1Public HealthTable of Expertise in Public HealthExpertiseExample InstitutionFamily PlanningPopulation and Community Development AssociationPlanned Parenthood Association of ThailandVillage Health VolunteersSlowing the HIV/AIDSPandemicThailand Business Coalition on AIDSPopulation and Community Development AssociationThai Red CrossMinistry of Public HealthChulalongkorn HospitalBamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases InstituteUNAIDSWorld Health Organization (WHO)US Centers for Disease Control and PreventionFamily Health InternationalDuang Prateep FoundationMalariaMinistry of Public HealthBureau of Vector-Borne DiseaseKenan Institute AsiaAvian InfluenzaAsia Disaster Preparedness CenterMinistry of Public HealthThai National Influenza CenterKenan Institute AsiaInfluenza Foundation (Thailand)
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58Village Health Volunteer ProgramMinistry of InteriorTable of Expertise in Public HealthExpertiseExample InstitutionFood SafetyMinistry of Agriculture and Cooperativesw National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food StandardswDepartment of Livestock DevelopmentMinistry of Public HealthwDepartment of Health wFood and Drug AdministrationwThe Bureau of Health PromotionwThe Bureau of Environmental HealthNutritionMinistry of Public HealthMinistry of Agriculture and CooperativesMinistry of EducationMinistry of InteriorHealth Promotion FoundationHealth PromotionMinistry of Public HealthHealth Promotion FoundationSector Expertise OverviewThailand has achieved major improvements in public health in the past 30 years. Infant mortality rates have dropped from more than 40 of every 1,000 children dying before their first birthday to only 12.5 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2009. Malnutrition has been reduced, with particularly great strides made in the 1980s when severe child malnutrition dropped from more than 15% to less than 0.8%. Life expectancy at birth for males and females has increased from 60 and 66 years in 1980 to 70 and 75 years in 2000, respectively. The population growth rate has been more than cut in half through effective family planning and has now reached replacement level, where the number of births equals the number of deaths in the population. Diseases such as malaria have sharply decreased, although a serious threat from drug resistant strains of the parasite has emerged. At the same time, Thailand has dealt well with new infectious disease challenges that include HIV/AIDS and avian and pandemic influenza, and has extended publicly financed healthcare to almost the entire population.
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