The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand attended the Foreign Policy Initiative and Global Health (FPGH) meeting on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General Assembly.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand

On September 19, 2022, His Excellency Don Pramodwinai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Affairs of Thailand attended the International Coverage Initiative and International Well being (FPGH) assembly, hosted by Senegal as Chair of the FPGH, on the headquarters of the Everlasting Mission of Senegal to the United Nations in New York. The Republic of Senegal has held the place of Chairman of the FPGH for the reason that starting of 2022.

The target of the assembly was to debate potential collaboration amongst group members on public well being points on the worldwide stage, particularly (i) international well being structure reforms; (ii) methods to make sure continued provision of public well being companies and financial restoration within the post-COVID-19 period; (3) concrete proposals to scale back public well being gaps and improve entry to a vaccine; and (iv) discussions on the group’s draft decision to be submitted to the UN Normal Meeting 77.

The Division of Administration and Coverage/Monetary Administration highlighted that the worldwide well being structure wants a complete overhaul, each structural and useful, so as to extra successfully tackle rising well being threats. Share his ideas on the way to make the worldwide well being structure extra equitable, inclusive and cohesive.

When it comes to ‘fairness’, the Division of Public Affairs/Division of Finance harassed that the assets wanted to revive well being methods must be redirected to accelerating common well being protection (UHC) and elevating major well being care capability. UHC in Thailand can assist the response to the pandemic via common and equitable entry to COVID-19 associated companies, for each Thai and non-Thai populations.

The Division of Public Administration/Ministry of International Affairs additionally highlighted the significance of prevention, as a cheap funding in well being, together with via the promotion of wholesome existence and therapy of major circumstances of unwell well being. On this context, Thailand will current its candidacy to host Expo 2028 in Phuket below the theme “The Way forward for Life: Residing in Concord and Sharing Prosperity”, which emphasizes the significance of wholesome dwelling and showcases Thailand’s competence as a world-class medical middle and a number one vacation spot in medical tourism.

With regard to “inclusivity,” the Public Administration/Finance Division emphasised the necessity to have interaction stakeholders in collective motion for the frequent good, whereas offering the well being workforce with enough public well being competencies. As well as, Thailand has engaged “village well being volunteers,” skilled migrant well being staff, and labored with neighboring international locations to develop new epidemiologists via the Worldwide Subject Coaching Program in Epidemiology (IFETP).

Relating to “coherence”, DPH/DF emphasised that synergies should be achieved in all reforms of the worldwide well being structure when it comes to goals and priorities, so as to keep away from the unfold and fragmentation of well being governance. The Division of Coverage Administration/Division of State significantly emphasised the necessity for complementarity and consistency between work on the long run “pandemic instrument” and focused amendments to the Worldwide Well being Rules (2005). As well as, he shared the expertise of Thailand within the World Well being Group’s Complete Well being and Preparedness Evaluate (UHPR) course of to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the Thai well being system and inspired FPGH members to hitch stated overview and share classes discovered with the worldwide neighborhood.

The International Coverage and International Well being Initiative (FPGH) was established in 2006 as a platform for collaboration amongst seven members, with a specific give attention to the interrelationship between well being and international coverage. The group consists of seven international locations: Norway, France, Brazil, Indonesia, Senegal, South Africa and Thailand. The Federal Federation for Human Rights offered a draft decision on the UN Normal Meeting with totally different subjects/points associated to well being annually. The theme for 2022 below the Presidency of Senegal is “Strengthening consensus on international well being in a post-COVID-19 world: Constructing a more healthy world for all”.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the Ministry of International Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand.