Thailand


Location

Seven urban districts in the Greater Bangkok area, of which five in Bangkok City (Chatuchak, Bang Ken, Laksi, Klong Toey, Wattana) and two in neighbouring Samut Prakan province (Muang, Pra Padaeng)

 


Timing

2019 - 2024

 


The context

According to the World Health Organisation, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Thailand account for 74% of all deaths, with a 14% risk of premature death between 30-70 years. Cardiovascular diseases and cancers are the most prevalent causes of deaths in Thailand, accounting for 23% and 18% of mortality respectively.

 




Our Objectives

Improve the health and well-being of young people by increasing their knowledge on NCD prevention, increasing their capacity to make informed decisions about their health, improving health services and advocating for a supportive policy environment for young people.

The direct beneficiaries of the programme are 75,000 young people aged 10-24 from the target districts in the Greater Bangkok area, who will be reached through working with schools, universities, health facilities, parents, community leaders, government stakeholders and members of the wider community.

An additional 500,000 indirect beneficiaries will be reached through wider awareness raising activities. 

 


Our programme

1.    Empower young people through building knowledge and skills on NCD prevention, enabling them to take informed decisions about their health, using peer education and community outreach.    

2.    Mobilise communities including schools, families and community leaders on NCD prevention and the broader health of young people, to create a supportive and enabling environment for young people

3.    Strengthen health services to meet the needs of young people.

4.    Advocate for a policy environment that supports NCD prevention and promotes the broader health of young people.

 


Our partners

Plan International Thailand implements YHP interventions in the targeted districts in close collaboration with several civil society and government stakeholders to optimise impact and sustainability.