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Capacity building for global health diplomacy: Thailand's experience of trade and health.

Thaiprayoon S, Smith R - Health Policy Plan (2014)

Bottom Line: Other trade liberalization effects on health were also concerning health actors.Capacity to engage with trade negotiations appears to have been developed by health actors through several stages; starting from the Individual (I) understanding of trade effects on health, through Nodes (N) that establish the mechanisms to enhance health interests, Networks (N) to advocate for health within these negotiations, and an Enabling environment (E) to retain health officials and further strengthen their capacities to deal with trade-related health issues.However, other contextual factors are also significant.

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Affiliation: Bureau of International Health, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi 11000, Thailand and.

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Preparatory process for trade negotiations in Thailand. Source: Vonkhorporn (2010)
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czu117-F2: Preparatory process for trade negotiations in Thailand. Source: Vonkhorporn (2010)

Mentions: In this respect, an important feature of the Thai system for GHD is Article 190 of the 2007 Constitution, which mandates the DTN to make the process of trade negotiations transparent to the public (Royal Thai Government 2007). Prior to trade negotiations with other countries, DTN is required to consult concerned stakeholders, organize public hearings and submit the framework for negotiations to parliament for approval. After negotiations conclude, the signed agreements are open for public access before being submitted to parliament for approval (Figure 2) (Vonkhorporn 2010). Concerned stakeholders are thus able to voice their concerns through both public consultations and public hearings. This unusually open process for policymaking has enabled the MOPH, and others, to engage with MOC through these consultations.Figure 2


Capacity building for global health diplomacy: Thailand's experience of trade and health.

Thaiprayoon S, Smith R - Health Policy Plan (2014)

Preparatory process for trade negotiations in Thailand. Source: Vonkhorporn (2010)
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czu117-F2: Preparatory process for trade negotiations in Thailand. Source: Vonkhorporn (2010)
Mentions: In this respect, an important feature of the Thai system for GHD is Article 190 of the 2007 Constitution, which mandates the DTN to make the process of trade negotiations transparent to the public (Royal Thai Government 2007). Prior to trade negotiations with other countries, DTN is required to consult concerned stakeholders, organize public hearings and submit the framework for negotiations to parliament for approval. After negotiations conclude, the signed agreements are open for public access before being submitted to parliament for approval (Figure 2) (Vonkhorporn 2010). Concerned stakeholders are thus able to voice their concerns through both public consultations and public hearings. This unusually open process for policymaking has enabled the MOPH, and others, to engage with MOC through these consultations.Figure 2

Bottom Line: Other trade liberalization effects on health were also concerning health actors.Capacity to engage with trade negotiations appears to have been developed by health actors through several stages; starting from the Individual (I) understanding of trade effects on health, through Nodes (N) that establish the mechanisms to enhance health interests, Networks (N) to advocate for health within these negotiations, and an Enabling environment (E) to retain health officials and further strengthen their capacities to deal with trade-related health issues.However, other contextual factors are also significant.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Bureau of International Health, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi 11000, Thailand and.

No MeSH data available.