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HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]:

Good Health Project launched for HM the King’s Birthday

World AIDS Day honored

 

Good Health Project launched for HM the King’s Birthday

The Good Health Project was launched on December 5, 2010, in honor of HM the King’s 83rd birthday. Nurses from hospitals around the province were on hand at Chiang Mai University Convention Center to test blood pressure and discuss health matters. Chiang Mai Governor M.L. Panadda Diskul was on hand with hospital and Ministry of Health officials to join the blessing ceremony of area hospital ambulances for the event.

 

World AIDS Day honored

A banner to commemorate those who have fallen from AIDS is signed
 at World AIDS Day held at Kad Suan Kaew.

Chiang Mai Mail reporters

World AIDS Day was commemorated in Chiang Mai on December 1, 2010 at different locations around the city. Kad Suan Kaew hosted a dance show, information booths and a banner for visitors to sign remembering those who have died and celebrating those who carry on.

HUG Academy sent student performers and many NGO’s including USAID were on hand with informative brochures. The show drew a large crowd and the audience clearly enjoyed many of the performances.

While Thailand has seen great success in combating HIV/AIDS the success has led to complaisance among youth and gay men, many no longer perceiving it as deadly, reports say. The day, first established by UNAIDS in 1989, is held every year to raise awareness, remember those who have died and to celebrate the victories, such as increased care and access to drugs.



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