- Strategy and implementation of the programme for the prevention and control of pneumoconiosis in Thailandpdf - 0.1 MB
The study shows that silicosis and asbestos-related diseases are the major occupational health problems in Thailand. The Ministry of Public Health has taken steps to prevent and control the diseases by setting up and implementing strategies and action plans, encompassing policy development, law enforcement, the provision of occupational health services, disease surveillance and the empowerment of health officers. In addition, the study shows that the capacity building of physicians in chest X-ray reading for pneumoconiosis is very important to improve diagnosis of silicosis and asbestos-related diseases. Lastly, strong collaboration between national organizations and international agencies is needed to implement the action plans efficiently.