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  • Tom 1:46 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , drug, , , , influencers, NGOs, , , , , ,   

    UNAIDs: Changing the HIV/AIDs situation in Thailand 

    AIDS Awareness Ribbon

    AIDS Awareness Ribbon: Flickr.com

    No Government in this world can protect people from HIV/AIDs, the change must come from the people said Dr Michael Hahn, UNAIDs Country Coordinator for Thailand.

    This means that the Government can only help by providing the environment to facilitate change, especially to the risk groups such as same-sex groups or drug addicts who share infected needles.

    As an international agency for HIV/AIDs, the UNAIDs provide a support system, linking the Government, the civil society and other relevant parties together. It doesn’t reach out to the patients directly but it helps Thailand get the support they need such as technical support, better development policy or training in certain areas such as spreading awareness or prevention methods. (More …)

  • Tom 6:26 am on August 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Amnesty, , , , Bangkwang, Bangkwang Prison, death, deplores, drug, , , , , , Prison, , , , The EU, traffickers   

    EU and rights activists condemn Thai executions 

    The European Union and human rights activists have condemned the recent execution of two convicted drug traffickers in Thailand — the country’s first use of the death penalty in six years.

    The EU said it “deplores” the executions of Bundit Charoenwanich, 45, and Jirawat Phumpruek, 52, by lethal injection in Bangkok’s Bangkwang Prison on Monday.

    The deaths “mark the end of a near six year-long de facto moratorium on the use of the death penalty in Thailand”, said the statement released late Wednesday. (More …)

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