Cite as https://mymun.com/ppdb/18610
Delegate: Carolin Rautenberg, Ostfalia University of applied science
Topic: Addressing Issues of Mental Health in Areas of Conflict
Thailand, this is the land of smile. In the last decades, Thailand has developed rapidly, forced innovations and has become a high-technological country. Thus, the overall living standard has been improved. The WHO is contributing to this development for over 60 Years, which indicates a strong partnership. The latest efforts, Thailand is putting into the topic of healthcare, can be seen by a great step taken in 2018: it is first in Asia and middle-income country with plain tobacco packaging. The focus is shifting towards the increasing number of non-communicable diseases since communicable diseases have been declined significantly in the past Years.
Nonetheless, behind a smile there are often hidden mental issues. The importance to deal with mental health has become clearer after the Tsunami in 2004. Still, people are missing a widespread mental health caring system in Thailand. Thailand is agreeing on the importance of the topic and the special focus on Areas of Conflict; but demands to first improve the own mental-health-care-system.
Thailand has a leading role in the WHO being “active in the governing body forums of WHO and global health partnerships.” Contributing expertise and knowledge, “it has developed significant capacity on health issues of International importance”. In addition, its CCS (Country Cooperation strategy) is effective in implementing healthcare-strategies. Last one has included non-communicable diseases in their strategy for the next Years.