2 decades ago, Thailand was struggling to find a better way to address cervical cancer, as 30 years of the test-and-refer approach had not made a dent in the country’s death toll from the disease. The trajectory changed after a rural province, Roi Et, implemented a low-…

Thailand’s billion dollar fishing industry is rife with human rights violators who maintain horrific on-board conditions, withhold wages, and engage in human trafficking of foreign workers who may not know their rights. After threats of sanctions from the EU and the US…

Forced labor remains rampant in Thailand’s long-embattled seafood industry despite government reforms promising an end to slavery, trafficking and violence on and off-shore.

Road traffic injuries (RTIs)—90% of which occur in low- and middle-income countries—are a preventable tragedy, and a hindrance to economic growth and developing countries’ overall welfare, according to a new data roundup.

UBON RATCHATHANI—Tat looked like any other 8-year-old boy as he sat at a shaded wooden bench, playing with a plastic action figure. As his GI Joe stormed the imaginary positions of his equally imaginary enemies, a portrait of Thailand’s former King Bhumibol Adulyadej gazed…

The rise in global cancer cases from 13.1 million in 2005 to 17.5 million in 2015 emphasizes the need for prevention in low- and middle-income countries, says Christina Fitzmaurice, an author of a recent JAMA Oncology study that documented the increase.  

Thailand eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis—the first country in Asia to reach that goal, the WHO announced yesterday. Babies contracting HIV in the country fell from more than 3,000 in the late 1990s to 86 in 2016, meeting WHO’s elimination…

Thailand takes the honor of providing more generous benefits to its migrant population than any other country. Thailand alone offers migrants—even those who arrive in the country illegally—access to universal health care. Thai authorities understand that migrants help…

Gonorrhea is on a growing list of infections that may soon become untreatable. The bacteria that cause the infection are becoming increasingly resistant to the antibiotics that formerly killed them. Thailand is a pathfinder for reaching patients and providing non-…