Residents, nurses trained to become health advocates

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Pattaya residents learned about preventative medicine and treatments for common illnesses so they can become advocates for healthy living in their neighborhoods.

At a July 31 workshop, Thongsuk Mantrathorn, president of Preservation of Thai Cultures and Language Club, taught volunteers, community leaders and school nurses how to speak with neighbors to promote health care and spread knowledge about available medical services.

Thongsuk Mantrathorn, president of Preservation of Thai Cultures and Language Club, talks about how to promote health care. Thongsuk Mantrathorn, president of Preservation of Thai Cultures and Language Club, talks about how to promote health care.

The goal was to spread knowledge regarding better health, prevention and treatments for residents and to urge people to learn and distribute that knowledge to communities. That, in turn, will lead to more self-dependence and resolve long-term health issues and reduce the number of hospital patients.