From the stage of The Union World Conference on Lung Health 2023 in Paris, France. The World Health Organization (WHO) praises Thailand. According to the 2023 Global Tuberculosis Report, it is number one in the world in terms of access to universal health coverage for tuberculosis, Universal health coverage (UHC).
The report found that among the 30 countries with the highest tuberculosis burden in the world, Thailand has taken care of citizens to receive health services regarding tuberculosis. Equally, with quality and efficiency comprehensive and thorough including screening, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tuberculosis.
Dr. Niti Hetanurak, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Disease Control, said that Thailand’s universal health coverage system for tuberculosis It is a state health service that provides fairness to all sections of the population. Everyone in society receives equal health insurance. Both in screening for tuberculosis using chest x-rays. Laboratory diagnostic tests Diagnosis of tuberculosis and drug-resistant tuberculosis
along with detecting latent infections and providing preventive medicine for tuberculosis to all citizens in the country. including citizens who do not have medical welfare rights Civil servant rights Social security rights or other medical welfare rights provided by the state It is in line with the policy for all citizens in the country to have universal health coverage. Able to access comprehensive tuberculosis health services without having to worry about any costs in order to achieve success according to the Sustainable Development Goals (Sustainable Development Goals; SDGs./Target 3.8) within the year 2030.
For various rights in the universal health coverage system for tuberculosis include:
- Screening for tuberculosis using chest x-ray In the population of 7 risk groups
- Laboratory diagnostic tests
- AFB acid-resistant sputum examination and Molecular Assay(Xpert) method
- Diagnosis of tuberculosis and drug-resistant tuberculosis using TB-LAMP and Line Probe Assay or Real-time PCR methods.
- Detection of latent infection by means of substance level detection. Interferon-gamma in the blood (Interferon-gamma release assay: IGRA)
- Providing those infected with latent tuberculosis to receive the anti-TB drug Rifapentine + Isoniazid, etc.
Dr. Phlin Kamolwat, a qualified doctor from the Department of Disease Control in tuberculosis, is acting director of the Division of Tuberculosis, representing Thailand on tuberculosis, The National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) Thailand, at the international conference The Union World Conference on Lung Health. 2023 said from the meeting stage The World Health Organization (WHO) has praised Thailand. According to the Global tuberculosis report for the year 2023, it is number one in the world. Regarding access to universal health coverage in the area of tuberculosis
According to the Global tuberculosis report 2023, it was found that among the 30 countries with the highest tuberculosis burden in the world, Thailand has consistently implemented universal health coverage for tuberculosis at the top level in the world. There is care to ensure that people receive equitable, quality, and efficient tuberculosis health services.
including screening, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tuberculosis. make international acceptance Until the World Health Organization praised and named Thailand number one in the world with the best universal health coverage system for tuberculosis in 2023 on stage at The Union World Conference on Lung Health 2023 held in Paris, France. From 13-18 November 2023