Join network partners Prepare a plan for the prevention of emerging diseases and urban medicine for a period of 5 years.

Disease Control Department together with network partners Prepare a prevention action plan. emerging disease management and urban medicine for 5 years (2023 – 2027)

On (March 23, 2023) at the Best Western Nada Don Mueang Airport Hotel, Bangkok, Dr. Sophon Iamsirithavourn Deputy Director General of the Department of Disease Control Presided over the opening of the workshop to prepare a 5-year action plan on the prevention and control of emerging diseases and urban medicine (2023-2027) to discuss opinions. Analysis of environmental factors of prevention and control of emerging diseases and urban health threats (SWOT analysis) with participation

Confront an emerging disease

Dr. Sophon said In the past, Thailand has continuously faced emerging diseases, such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Ebola virus infection, and COVID-19. Life Every new disease has the potential to spread quickly and widely. until it can become a crisis In addition, pathogens mutate and are ready to spread all the time. Most outbreaks tend to come from urban areas.

especially in vulnerable populations which later expanded to become a national and global problem In addition, urban areas are socially complex. differences in access to health services and various health service systems including lifestyles that affect health There is a risk of non-communicable diseases, communicable diseases and emerging diseases. Managing the problem is challenging and requires cooperation from all sectors. Control and limit the spread of the disease and reduce the impact on health, society and the economy.

Prepare to deal with emerging diseases

Dr Suthat Chotanaphan, director of the Urban Disease Prevention and Control Institute, Department of Disease Control, revealed that networks that took part in this meeting had cooperation from many sectors partners in the health sector and other sectors (sector other than health) within and outside the Ministry of Public Health, such as the Department of Medical Services, the Department of Health Service Support , the Department of Livestock Development, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. Emerging Diseases Health Sciences Center Chulalongkorn Hospital Bangkok Emergency Medical Services Center (Erawan Center) Bang Khen Regional Office Bangkok medical center and Department of Health, a total of 70 people

This collaboration is considered important in preparing for emerging diseases. which can happen This planning meeting is in accordance with the National Strategic Plan. a major plan under the national strategic plan Public Health Reform Plan and 20-year National Health and Disease Prevention and Control Action Plan, Phase 2 (2023-2027) to strengthen Thailand’s disease prevention and control system.

Data from: Institute for Urban Disease Prevention and Control/Bureau of Risk Communication, Department of Disease Control
March 25, 2023


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