The Thai Health Promotion Foundation has been chosen to host the international conference under the title ‘Best Investments for Health’. The event is held in Pattaya City from August 25th to 29th, with more than 2,000 people from 80 countries across the world participating.
The Finance Minister said in his opening speech that in modern society people are prone to developing hypertension, diabetes, and heart diseases due to the lack of exercises and poor eating habits. He stressed that the Thai government places importance on promoting a healthy lifestyle, as it lays a foundation for national security. Mr. Kittiratt added that Thailand has achieved the millennium development goals, which were set 10 years ago by the Ministry of Public Health.
Meanwhile, National Health Foundation President Dr. Pravet Wasri said the society should pay more attention to personal health rather than focus on the economic prosperity alone. In order to achieve a health reform, everyone needs to get involved and adopt an approach based on the independent organization's model in implementing health promotion programs.