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  • Tom 9:06 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , Babie, , children, , , 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 7:59 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , children, cremation, , , , , , , , nourish, , , Phra Udom Prachatorn, , , , , Wat Phrabat Nampu, World AIDS Day   

    Wat Phrabat Nampu, the Sanctuary for HIV Patients 

    Wat Phrabat Nampu

    Wat Phrabat Nampu, the Sanctuary for HIV Patients

    1 December marks World AIDS Day, a day when world wide campaigns are launched to promote awareness in prevention against AIDS/HIV, while trying to reduce the stigma often associated with HIV infected patients. Memorials for those who died of the pandemic are also observed. Apart from reducing the number of HIV patients, many organizations and agencies also try to help those people suffering from the disease, by enabling them to survive and have ordinary lives similar to others. In Thailand, Wat Phrabat Nampu is one of them. (More …)

  • Tom 1:05 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , cancer, children, , , , mother, nurse, nursing, Princess Srinagarindra Award, , , , South East Asian, ,   

    70 year-old Taiwanese nursing scholar received the 2008 Princess Srinagarindra Award 

    Professor Dr.Yu-Mei Yu Chao, a professional nursing scholar from Taiwan received the 2008 Princess Srinagarindra Award for her significant contribution to nursing and public health.

    Professor Dr.Yu-Mei Yu Chao spoke after the ceremony, that it had been such an honor receiving the award from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at the Grand Palace. Her research on Multiple Myeloma in adolescents was conducted to find out that the lack of health insurance in the past caused deaths from Multiple Myeloma in children. However, she noted that Thailand had excellent basic medication. (More …)

  • Tom 1:08 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: children, Consumer Protection, , , , , , , , Loy Krathong Day, , , , Thai cultural heritage   

    Care on the Loy Krathong Day 

    Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) advised consumers to handle fireworks with care, and to avoid accidents on the Loy Krathong Day.

    Mr Niroth Charuenprakob, the Secretary-General of OCPB cited that Loy Krathong was an aesthetic Thai tradition inherited from generation to generation. People would come to ask for forgiveness from the rivers. In addition, merry-making and entertainment are order of the day. Consumers should avoid accidents, especially that caused by fireworks. (More …)

  • Tom 6:49 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: ASEAN Community, , children, freedom, , , neutrality, persons, , , protection, , violation, ,   

    ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights 

    Inside looking outJeff Willis USA

    Inside looking outJeff Willis USA

    A major issue in the 15th ASEAN Summit was the official establishment of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) according to article 14 in the ASEAN Charter. That could be regarded as the success of ASEAN in building the ASEAN Community.

    The AICHR is aimed at the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental rights and freedom of people in ASEAN countries. It would help people to enhance their quality of life by gaining peace, dignity, and wealth. (More …)

  • Tom 8:24 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: AsiaThailand, children, , DEP, , , , , , , , , , , , , , survey,   

    DEP pushes international education to the next level 

    The Department of Export Promotion (DEP), Ministry of Commerce, is pushing Thailand to be Asia’s hub of international education services by hosting the Thailand International Education Exhibition.

    “Asia’s hub of International Education”, is the theme of this year’s Thailand International Education Exhibition (TIEE 2009) and it is Thailand’s aim for the future as the government aims for the nation’s education to be the best in the region. (More …)

  • Tom 12:38 pm on September 13, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: address, Biodiversity, child, children, Connect, email address, , , organisation, , pictures, surname, telephone number, , Unep, Unep Regional,   

    The Year of Biodiversity ‘Biodiversity: Connecting with Nature’ 

    Children's Painting 'Biodiversity: Connecting with Nature'

    Children's Painting 'Biodiversity: Connecting with Nature'

    The United Nations Environmental Programme (Unep) has designated 2010 as the Year of Biodiversity. The organisation, together with Bayer, invites children between the ages of 6 and 14 to enter the 19th International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment.

    This year’s subject is “Biodiversity: Connecting with Nature“. Global and regional winners will be awarded prize-money and other prizes, including a trip to the official award ceremony together with a chaperone. (More …)

  • Tom 10:59 am on September 5, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , alone, , , children, , favourite, guidebook, , , , , living, magazine, , , , pay cheque, Ploy Mallikamas, publication, reader, , teen, , , , , TV, , writer   


    Travel writer Ploy Mallikamas shares the journey of her life

    Ploy Mallikamas

    Ploy Mallikamas

    If you ask a professional writer how to excel in their industry or seek out such advice from how-to-become-a-writer books, the advice you will most likely discover would be something along the lines of “just write” – as simple as that.

    But committing your life to the job title of “writer” may require second thoughts, said travel writer Ploy Mallikamas.

    “Anybody can write, as I was once told by a professional writer. But, to write for a living, in Thailand especially, you need a good deal of courage and a back-up plan before pledging your life for your passion instead of your pay cheque.” (More …)

  • Tom 7:46 pm on August 30, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: adults, , , , bookship, bookshop, children, Christian, , Doulos, Guinness, Guinness World Records, Jesus Christ, Klong Toey, , MV Doulos, , publications, , , , Thai publications, , Titanic,   

    Doulos ‘bookship’ comes to Thailand 

    Doulos 'bookship comes to Thailand

    After three years of waiting, finally, one of the world’s most prominent floating “book” ships, the MV Doulos, is visiting Thailand again. Currently, the ship is docked at Klong Toey Port, welcoming all bookworms until August 23.

    The MV Doulos is the world’s oldest active ocean-going passenger vessel, according to Guinness World Records. She was built in 1914, making the ship a close sister of the ill-fated RMS Titanic. Doulos has visited more than 100 countries over the past 30 years, upholding a mission to bring knowledge, help and hope to people around the world. (More …)

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