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Health ministry, WHO decode Thailand’s successful COVID-19 response




BANGKOK (NNT) - The World Health Organization has highlighted several notable accomplishments by health agencies in Thailand in their COVID-19 response, urging Thailand to work together with the WHO to create a joint database and extend outbreak surveillance, in preparation for a possible new wave of infections.


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul, along with the WHO Representative to Thailand Dr Daniel Kertesz, announced outcomes from the the Joint Intra-Action Review of Thailand’s COVID-19 response between the WHO, the Ministry of Public Health and other agencies, which was convened in July.


Dr Daniel said the review’s recommendations focus on enhancing coordination, improving surveillance and data systems for COVID-19, and strengthening and protecting the health workforce.


The Intra-Action Review (IAR) was held to review COVID-19 response operations in the first six months of the pandemic in Thailand, according to WHO’s recommendations. The IAR provided recommendations to help strengthen Thailand’s response to COVID-19 such as a national-level evaluation, community participation, disease surveillance, investigation, and contact tracing, as well as laboratory management.


The WHO Thailand representative said that addressing these recommendations quickly will ensure an even more effective response to future waves of COVID-19 in Thailand.


The Minister of Public Health said Thailand is the first country to join IAR, which indicates the country’s robust public health system, inclusive availability of health resources, swift management at hospitals, and the preparedness of local disease investigation teams as key factors in the country’s successful COVID-19 response.



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That was like the literary equivalent of eating a polystyrene sandwich ..  bland and meaningless don't do it justice ..  An' if in the eyes of clown jester health minister they are blowing s

Nice headline but the article doesn't mention that no testing is the best way to keep infection numbers low in Thailand.You can't decode information if there is no information to decode. Even t

I had said it quite a few times and I’ll repeat myself again. No testing for Covid-19 = No Covid-19 infections. It’s an incredibly simple equation. Without this data to prove Thailand actually control

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28 minutes ago, cmarshall said:

So, it looks like Thailand did not benefit from a less contagious version of the virus and that its effective control of the epidemic was due to effective public health measure. 

Either that or they didn't do much testing making sure it was out of reach for the average citizen.Their public health measures were not much different to other countries.

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