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  • Tom 9:06 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , Babie, care, , , , Clinic, , , , health care, , , HIV treatments, , , , Red Cross Society, , , , , treatments,   

    HIV Support Programs in Thailand under the Royal Patronage 

    AIDS Awareness Ribbon

    AIDS Awareness Ribbon: Flickr.com

    Thailand has been praised for the success in reducing the number of new diagnosed HIV patients since the first cases of AIDS were identified in 1981. The hard work of related sections as well as the essential support from the royal family showed the huge amount of HIV infected reduction within the country.

    HRH Princess Soamsawali, the niece of HRH Queen Sirikit was the one who showed strong commitment in the area of HIV/AIDS. Numbers of the Red Cross Society Programs on HIV infection were under her patronage, with the main project being launched to reduce AIDS infection from mother to baby.

    The project “Reducing AIDS Infection from Mother to New-Born Baby” has been operated with cooperation from the HIV Netherlands and Australia as Thailand Research Collaboration (HIV NAT) to establish an internationally accepted HIV clinic and laboratory guideline as well as to conduct other critical studies on HIV. The program aimed at underprivileged patients to be able to access proper HIV treatments. (More …)

  • Tom 4:46 pm on September 16, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , care, , Chinese calendar, , Devil, Ethic Chinese, , fresh market, Ghost festival, God, God of Devil, happiness, Hungry Ghost festival, lunar, , , , , Por Tor, Por Tor Kong, Ranong, ,   

    Por Tor festival VDO Story of Phuket 

    Ethic Chinese in Phuket believe that Por Tor Kong is a God of Devil. During the seventh lunar month in the Chinese calendar, it is believed to be the period when spirits are released. The gates are opened and spirits releasedto wander or revisit homes.

    This is the fresh market on Ranong Road under the Office of Phuket City.

    Residents here held the Por Tor or Hungry Ghost festival to make merits & offerings to their ancestors. (More …)

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