Navamindradhiraj University’s Health Disaster Warning Center

 

Navamindradhiraj University in collaboration with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, the Ministry of Public Health, the Office of Health Promotion Fund, the Office of International Health Policy and the Network of Non-communicable Disease Control initiated a Health Disaster Warning Center on June 30, 2016.
Although the number of Bangkok and Thai people who are sick of various diseases is increasing every year, information concerning the illnesses are not completely collected. Each organization responsible for health and public health gathers its own individual data without integrated analysis resulting in the lack of true health information of the people. In addition, there are many more non-registered residents, overseas labour and tourists living and visiting the country whose health and well-being have not been studied.
Navamindradhiraj Univeristy feels obligated to improve the present situation by establishing a health disaster warning center to connect and integrate all important health information from various organizations so that appropriate solutions can be found to deal with health problems. The first action is to produce a health report of Bangkok residents in the year 2015. This is the first health statistics of the metropolis.
The goal of the center is to provide reports on the health statistics of residents through the process of gathering and analyzing patient data. The health information and advice can be obtained at bhac_nmu@nmu.ac.th

 

The five main causes of premature death in males are:
• Stroke
• Coronary heart disease
• HIV/AIDs
• Road accidents
• Liver cancer
The five main causes of premature death in females are:
• Depression
• Stroke
• Cataract
• Coronary heart disease
• Diabetes
Residents of Bangkok have a higher risk of death from cancer than people in other regions. The Center plays an important role in warning the residents to be aware of the risks and pay more attention to their health.
Other interesting statistics concerning health are that the Bangkok people consume less vegetables and fruits than specified standard while young people between 2-14 years old consume more soft drinks and processed snacks than those in other regions. Moreover, Bangkok residents exercise less resulting in the problems of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, high cholesterol and coronary heart disease.