SECTORAL GUIDELINES AND MEASURES

Public Health

Goas

“Effective public health systems to manage risks and reduce impacts from climate change established”

Indicators

  1. Death and illness rate by climate change
  2. Economic losses due to climate change impacts on public health

แนวทางที่ 1

Development of mechanisms for surveillance and prevention of health impacts due to climate change.

Guidelines / Measures

Guidelines / Measures

Develop systems and mechanisms for surveillance, information and databases, and maps of areas with health risks related to climate change.

Outputs

  1. Public health services at the national, regional, provincial, and risk area levels have surveillance and forecast systems of risks and health impacts.
  2. health information and databases: national, regional, provincial, and risk-area levels.
  3. Public health-risk map that links systematically in public health services at all levels: national, regional, provincial, and risk-area levels.

Goals

Short term – Medium term

Lead Agency:

  • Department of Health
  • Department of Disease Control
  • Department of Health Service Support

Support agency:

  • Office of the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public Health
  • Department of Medical Services
  • Department of Medical Sciences
  • Provincial Public Health Office

 

Guidelines / Measures

Develop research, knowledge, technology and innovation in reducing and managing health-related risks from climate change.

Outputs

Innovations and medical products that can reduce and manage health-related risks from climate change.

Goals

Short term – Medium term

Lead Agency:

  • Department of Medical Sciences
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Medical Services

Support agency:

  • Office of the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public Health
  • National Science and Technology Development Agency
  • Thailand Research Fund

 

Guidelines / Measures

Prevent health impacts of communities in risk areas and in vulnerable groups.

Outputs

  1. Communities in risk areas and vulnerable groups have been educated about health.
  2. Communities are able to manage their own health pre-emptively and are aware of health impacts of climate change.

Goals

Short term – Long term

Lead Agency:

  • Department of Health
  • Department of Disease Control
  • Department of Health Service Support

Support agency:

  • Office of the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public Health
  • Department of Medical Services
  • Department of Medical Sciences
  • Provincial Public Health Office

 

Guidelines / Measures

Develop cooperation mechanisms in every sector inside and outside public health systems to prevent and reduce health impacts from climate change.

Outputs

Cooperation Network of government agencies, educational institutions, the local sector, and the public sector in the integration of exchange information, surveillance, and preparation to cope with health risks from climate change.

Goals

Short term – Long term

Lead Agency:

  • Department of Health
  • Department of Disease Control
  • Department of Health Service Support

Support agency:

  • Office of the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public Health
  • Department of Medical Services
  • Department of Medical Sciences
  • Provincial Public Health Office

 

Guidelines / Measures

Capacity building of public health personnel at all levels to on pro-active responses to climate change.

Outputs

Public health personnel at all levels including public health volunteers has been improved including capacity and skills to manage health problems by climate change.

Goals

Short term – Long term

Lead Agency:

  • Department of Health
  • Department of Disease Control
  • Department of Health Service Support

Support agency:

  • Office of the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public Health
  • Department of Medical Services
  • Department of Medical Sciences
  • Provincial Public Health Office

 

Guideline 2

Strengthening capacity of the public health system and enhance public access to quality public health services

Guidelines / Measures

Guidelines / Measures

Improve the quality and effectiveness of the health insurance system to cover all groups of the population with climate-related risks and sensitivity.

Outputs

Improvement of the health insurance system to cover vulnerable groups to climate change and their ability to access public health services more efficiently.

Goals

Short term – Medium term

Lead Agency:

  • Department of Health
  • Department of Disease Control
  • Department of Health Service Support
  • National Health Security Office

Support agency:

  • Office of the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public Health
  • Department of Medical Services
  • Department of Medical Sciences
  • Provincial Public Health Office

 

Guidelines / Measures

Research and development of treatment standards and public health service systems in response to climate change.

Outputs

Standardization of public health service units at all levels for medical care, disease and health hazards by climate change impacts, to assessments and recommendations for communities to improve environmental health to cope with the impact of climate change.

Goals

Short term – Medium term

Lead Agency:

  • Department of Health
  • Department of Disease Control
  • Department of Disease Control
  • Department of Health Service Support

Support agency:

  • Office of the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public Health
  • Department of Medical Sciences
  • Provincial Public Health Office

 

Guidelines / Measures

Develop a hospital model to reduce and manage health risks caused by climate change at the local level.

Outputs

Prototype hospitals in risk areas that can manage health risks caused by climate change efficiently and which are standardized.

Goals

Short term – Medium term

Lead Agency:

  • Department of Health
  • Department of Disease Control
  • Department of Health Service Support

Support agency:

  • Office of the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public Health
  • Department of Medical Services
  • Department of Medical Sciences
  • Provincial Public Health Office

 

Guidelines / Measures

Develop capacity of public health agencies and personnel to reduce and solve health problems related to climate change.

Outputs

Health departments/agencies and public health personnel can make comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of illnesses by climate change impacts and have systems to refer patient’s effective response on public health in both normal situations and emergencies.

Goals

Short term – Long term

Lead Agency:

  • Department of Health
  • Department of Disease Control
  • Department of Health Service Support

Support agency:

  • Office of the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public Health
  • Department of Medical Services
  • Department of Medical Sciences
  • Provincial Public Health Office

 

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