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  • Tom 1:46 pm on December 6, 2009 Permalink
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    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 9:21 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink
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    Marine Department taking steps to curb greenhouse gas emissions from ships 

    transported by ship

    The Marine Department has initiated cooperation with state and private agencies to launch a campaign to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Thai ships for Maritime Day 2009.

    Director of the Marine Department Chaloh Kocharat said 90% of Thailand (See Thailand Hotels) ‘s exported goods were currently transported by ship. Thailand (See Thailand Hotels) ‘s over 400 commercial transport vessels have become a noted contributor to greenhouse gases, prompting the Marine Department to take steps to convince operators to use more fuel-efficient vessels and instigate measures to reduce their impact on the environment. (More …)

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