Traidhos receives AMCHAM CSR Excellence Award
Traidhos Three Generation Community for
Learning received the 2014 American Chamber of Commerce Corporate Social
Responsibility Excellence Award recently. Traidhos was recognized for
best practices in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by understanding
linkages between business and society that create long term economic and
social value. Past winners include Microsoft, CocaCola and Proctor
Gamble. Traidhos is recognized along with corporate leaders for
sustainable programs that benefit society, the environment and economy.
Lynda Rolph(left), President of Traidhos Three-Generation Community for
Learning is presented with the AMCHAM CSR Excellence Award.
Faculty of Medicine serves society on World Diabetes Day
The Faculty of Medicine at Chiang Mai
University provided free education and screenings for diabetic patients
last month as part of World Diabetes Day.
Chiang Mai Mail reporters
The Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University a services to society
event on World Diabetes Day 2014 focusing on the development of
knowledge and skills for diabetic patients to learn more about
controlling diabetes themselves and to educate the public on the risk
factors that cause diabetes last month.
Assistant Professor Natapong Kosachunhanun, Head of Endocrinology,
Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai
University said that the United Nations set November 14 as World
Diabetes Day and has urged all countries to establish policies to
protect and care for diabetic patients as part of the development of
sustainable health systems and promote awareness of diabetes.
The Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University has been holidng
activities on World Diabetes Day every year to educate diabetic patients
and the public. According to a survey there are currently 150 million
diabetic patients worldwide and the number is expected to double in the
next 20 years. Thailand has approximately 2 million people, 46,000
people with Type 1 and 1.95 million people with Type 2 Diabetes.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that causes many complications and can
lead to death and disability if patients do not control it.
Activities of the day included an academic lecture in topic “Mood with
diabetes”, exhibitions, primary screening for disease, measurement of
blood pressure and the levels of sugar in the blood, physical fitness
tests and more.
Dentistry services for the disabled and special needs
Disabled and special needs children will receive
oral health care education and dentistry services from the students of the
Faculty of Dentistry at CMU for the next year.
Chiang Mai Mail Reporters
The Faculty of Dentistry at Chiang Mai University launched their
newest project that will end in September 2015 and supported by a 4 million
baht budget to provide dental care and oral hygiene treatments to the
disabled and special needs children in Chiang Mai.
Dr. Thanaruk Suwanprapisa, Vice President for Student Development of Chiang
Mai University presided over the opening ceremony of the project “Dentist
for someone special”, which provides dental students and the dental
personnel the chance to assist special needs children in learning oral
health care and obtaining dental services. In the past, students organized
activities in several areas such as Srisangwan School in San Sai and Wat
The dental students are closely supervised by lecturers in activities such
as oral health care information, dental treatments and others.
The opening ceremony included various performances such as musical
performances from the Northern School for the Blind’s students and 2nd year
dentistry students, and show from the team of Wheelchair Dancers of
Srisangwan School in San Sai, which won in Thailand’s Got Talent 2014.