Passed! Public policy framework for developing the ‘born-grown’ population with quality submitted for final consideration at the Health Assembly
The National Health Assembly held a forum on the topic of “Promoting population development to create and grow with quality.” Parties came to a consensus to agree on the policy direction framework. Focuses on child development in the first 2,500 days of life Raise awareness – social conditions conducive to having children on effective parenting Prepared to be certified at the 16th National Health Assembly on December 21-22.
On November 20, 2023, the National Health Commission Office (NHCO) organized a meeting of the National Health Assembly on the topic of “Promoting population development to achieve and grow with quality” where the meeting jointly considered. Such agenda Ready to jointly reach a consensus on the policy direction framework (Policy Statement) before it is adopted and present a statement to jointly drive this draft resolution together. On the stage of the 16th National Health Assembly between 21-22 Dec. 2023
For the policy direction framework of “Promoting population development to create and grow with quality” is a proposal for all sectors of society to be aware of. and together be a driving force to create shared values in society “Create Ban Paeng Muang by creating quality children” by focusing on developing children to be born and grow into quality human capital, especially in the first 2,500 days of life. This is an important foundation for developing the ability to care for and control oneself. learning ability and having appropriate development Human capital will be an important factor in developing and increasing the country’s competitiveness.
However, although Thailand has the operations of many sectors to achieve these goals, But it was found that the birth situation in Thailand has continued to decrease. Some children do not receive adequate quality development in the first, most important period of their lives. Therefore, it is very necessary to implement a proactive policy to solve the problem of ‘not being born, not being born ready, and not growing up’ by setting the policy direction for every Thai child and family under the concept of “Happy Child – Happy Family.” – Happy Community” to close the gap and raise the level of development for children to be born and grow up with quality.
At the same time, it is also coupled with creating awareness in society of the value and importance of children in being the future of the nation. Under the action through creating social momentum that will bring about big change. Make the whole society aware and give importance to child development together (Momentum). Having family-friendly policies. Creating a community environment that is safe and conducive to the learning process in raising children and developing a support system to serve as a base for effective policymaking in the next period.
Ms. Worawan Phlikamin, Deputy Secretary-General of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDB), as chairperson of the working group developing the issue of promoting population development to achieve and grow with quality, revealed that nowadays people are familiar with the word society. Elderly That means there is an increasing number of elderly people. But in reality, within this context, it also means that the number of children being born has decreased. From the past when Thailand had a new population of millions per year. Currently, there are only 500,000 births left per year.
The NESDB has realized the importance of creating a population plan for long-term national development. in supporting an aging society One of the issues discussed in the draft plan is is to promote childbearing among the population who want to have children To be able to create a quality family Under a system that facilitates the birth and raising of children This makes this issue important and has been raised as one of the three agendas of the National Health Assembly this year.
“From the past proposal drafting process We have gathered opinions from both the regional and central levels. Until receiving a lot of useful information and offers Let the working group adjust the details of the proposal. Whether it is the definition, the situation, leading to the policy direction and draft resolution. with even more clarity Today we have brought the draft resolution. Let’s brainstorm again. Before collecting proposals to improve the draft resolution This is complete. Ready to jointly endorse at the 16th National Health Assembly,” Ms. Worawan said.
Within the consideration arena Network partners participating both in meetings and online Many interesting comments were shared. which can be useful in driving forward the resolution, such as Dr. Olarik Musikwong, Director of the Maternal and Infant Health Division Health Promotion Office The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has presented its perspective on the existence of ‘Parent School’ which must create awareness for parents to see the benefits. Can access this source of knowledge and use it in raising children, while Mr. Wichan Minchainan, Advisor to the Minister of Public Health, pointed out the importance of creating an environment So that people who are ready can get to know each other and create families together. Ready to ask questions about children born to parents who are not ready. that there should be guidelines for importing them for the state to take care of or not, etc.
There are also some suggestions or comments. It was found that the majority of the meeting gave importance in the same direction. Whether it is an issue in terms of managing children born from migrant labor groups Support in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention Promoting childbearing at the local level using budget mechanisms from various funds available more as well as developing research areas to synthesize knowledge and measures. that will be appropriate for the context of each area that is different, etc.
Dr. Kitja Rueangthai, Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee for Supervising, Supporting and Linking the Health Assembly Process, said that within the forum for listening to opinions which was the last time. Before reaching consensus on a common policy direction today Network partners in many sectors have come together to provide information, proposals, and various guidelines. That is a lot of benefits. All of which will be recorded as input data to be used to drive this resolution to further success. Because the key is not just pushing for policy. But various partner organizations We will also help each other in driving this matter to success.
Mr. Chanchao Chaiyanukit, chairman of the organizing committee for the 15th-16th National Health Assembly (NHC), 2022-2023, said that the National Health Assembly is the process of developing and driving policy proposals based on democratic participation. which is considered to create a healthy society in a new dimension according to National Health Act 2007, which has continued into its 16th year. This time it will be held between 21-22 Dec. 2023 at Centra by Hotel. Centara Chaengwattana Government Complex Bangkok
For the 16th National Health Assembly 2023, it will be organized under the main issues. “Fairness in health Opportunities and Hopes for the Future of Thailand” with 3 agendas included for consideration: promoting population development to create and grow with quality, mental health system for a Thai society without violence. and promoting the strengthening of spatial water management mechanisms.
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