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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 Chan Hospital.
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.

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Traidhos receives AMCHAM CSR Excellence Award

Faculty of Medicine serves society on World Diabetes Day

Dentistry services for the disabled and special needs



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