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21 Nov 2016 description

The quest of the last 15 years to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) taught us that Global Goals can motivate and help sustain leaps in human progress. It also taught us that the specifics matter. In some places, the MDGs became a widely-recognized, consistent and important driver of local progress; in others, the role and impact of the MDGs was more ambiguous. A lot depended on way the MDGs were implemented: if local change agents made them meaningful locally; if local leaders drew on their legitimacy and visibility; if they were employed to solve real-life problems etc.

23 Apr 2012 description
  1. THE DISASTER

1.1 Introduction

Thailand is no stranger to natural disasters. The country has a long history of drought and flood cycles in seasonal variance. Flooding occurs every year in the Chao Phraya River Basin. Tropical storm cycles come from the east through Laos and Vietnam and touchdown in the northern parts of the country where water collects and flows downstream into the basin. With a changing climate and increasing variance and severity of weather, events similar to this flood may no longer be only 50 years in frequency.

19 Apr 2012 description

Edited by Rasmus Heltberg, Naomi Hossain, Anna Reva

Published April 3, 2012 by World Bank

ISBN: 978-0-8213-8940-9; SKU: 18940

12 May 2009 description
report World Bank
  • Health ministers from 13 Asian countries came together in Bangkok to discuss ways to prevent and control the spread of A/H1N1 virus in East Asia.

    - Past efforts to prevent the spread of Avian Flu are paying off for this crisis through better global, regional and local coordination.

    - Policymakers pledged to activate national pandemic preparedness plans and intensify surveillance.

    Concerned by the sudden human-to-human spread of the Influenza A/H1N1 virus in various regions of the world, health ministers from 13 Asian countries came together in Bangkok last week to exchange …

13 Dec 2005 description
report World Bank

Dr Samlee Plianbangchang, 65, earned his medical degree from the University of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, in 1965 in his native Thailand. He gained his Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPH & TM) degree in 1970 and Doctor of Public Health (DPH) degree in 1972 from Tulane University in the United States. Dr Samlee joined WHO in 1984, where he has held a number of positions at the Regional Office for South-East Asia. He has also acted as senior health adviser to the Thai government.