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10 Charts That Explain Why A Slave May Well Have Caught The Shrimp On Your Grill This Summer

Gwynn Guilford | Quartz | June 11, 2014

If you’re a seafood eater in North America, Japan, or Europe, chances are good that someone endured torture, beatings, sleep deprivation and wage-theft to bring you your shrimp cocktail. That’s the upshot of a harrowing must-read Guardian piece on the rampant abuses in Thailand’s fishing export trade (an issue we’ve reported on in the past). [...] Read More »

Co-op Scheme Aims To Boost Farmers’ Profits

David Boyle | The Phnom Penh | December 19, 2012

An ambitions new agricultural development project backed by a former US diplomat is aiming to dramatically revamp the sector and bring profits back into the hands of farmers. Read More »

Globalised Slavery: How Big Supermarkets Are Selling Prawns In Supply Chain Fed By Slave Labour – Video

Staff Writer | The Guardian | June 10, 2014

A six-month Guardian multimedia investigation has, for the first time, tracked how some of the world's big-supermakets, Tesco, Aldi, Walmart and Morrisons, are using suppliers relying on slave labour to put cheap prawns on their shelves. Slavery is back and here's the proof. Read More »

How To Buy Slavery-Free Prawns – And Have A Positive Impact On The Industry

Steve Trent | The Guardian | June 10, 2014

Wield your consumer power to help remove slavery from the Thai seafood supply chain, says the executive director of the Environmental Justice Foundation Read More »

In Thailand The Cost Of Overfishing Is Trafficked Human Beings

Gwynn Guilford | Quartz | March 4, 2014

Thailand has a long-standing problem with human trafficking. Migrants from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos are conscripted into its seafood industry. A report out today from the Environmental Justice Foundation suggests that, despite increasing international pressure and Thai government attention, it’s still happening. Read More »

Revealed: Asian Slave Labour Producing Prawns For Supermarkets In US, UK

Kate Hodal, Chris Kelly, and Felicity Lawrence | The Guardian | June 10, 2014

Thai 'ghost ships' that enslave and even kill workers are linked to global shrimp supply chain, Guardian investigation discovers Read More »

Slavery In Supermarket Supply Chains Can And Must Be Eliminated

Steve Trent | The Guardian | June 10, 2014

The continued enslavement of migrants working in the Thai fishing industry highlights flaws in the monitoring of suppliers Read More »

Thailand's 'open source' Hospital OS now in hundreds of facilities across Asia

Dr. Kongkiat Kespechara is the inaugural speaker for the Research Triangle Park's Global Vision Forum. An MD, software developer, healthcare IT visionary and agricultural pioneer, Dr. Kespechara promotes and uses the 'open source' Hospital OS software platform to enable small, rural hospitals around the world to provide improved health care services and make more effective use of the severely limited financial and human resources at their disposal.

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Thailand's Seafood Industry: A Case Of State-Sanctioned Slavery?

Felicity Lawrence | The Guardian | June 10, 2014

Slavery is illegal, yet it is driving Thailand's growth – so why are retailers, producers and governments alike turning a blind eye? Read More »

The Best Governance For Medicines ... Is In Thailand

Roy M. Poses | Health Care Renewal | May 23, 2013

Here in the US, a lot of people have been convinced that we have the best health care system in the world... Read More »

Trafficked Into Slavery On Thai Trawlers To Catch Food For Prawns

Kate Hodal and Chris Kelly | The Guardian | June 10, 2014

The Thai fishing industry is built on slavery, with men often beaten, tortured and sometimes killed - all to catch 'trash fish' to feed the cheap farmed prawns sold in the west Read More »

Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2017

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
January 29, 2017 - 2:00am - February 3, 2017 - 2:00am
Location: 
29 January – 3 February 2017 Bangkok
Thailand

Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 2017 is the tenth annually-held international conference of its kind sponsored by the Thai Government to commemorate Prince Mahidol of Songkla’s contributions to medicine and public health in Thailand, to honor outstanding workers and researchers in the area of population health, and bring international leaders and stakeholders in public health together to discuss high priority health issues. PMCA 2017’s theme this year is the health and social inclusion of vulnerable populations...

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