How a Doctor Found Hope for a Better Future

Learning Exchanges Improves Rehabilitation Healthcare in Vietnam
Dr. Nguyen Van Chi strolls eagerly through the halls of Sirindhorn National Medical Rehabilitation Institute (SNMRI), passing by a department that specializes in speech therapy, another department that focuses on prosthetic technology, and still another that has an entire team of doctors and

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How One Unsung Hero is Transforming the Lives of the Elderly

Go to just about any secondary city, small town, or rural village in Thailand and you’ll notice something peculiar: nearly an entire generation is absent. You’ll see plenty of elderly people chatting outside their homes and young children playing in the schoolyard, but working aged adults are scarce. With few

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How One Teacher Became a Steward of Health and Happiness

Supporting Thailand’s Hyper Aging Society
As she made her daily rounds across the school grounds a few years ago, Ms. Anong became acutely aware of an alarming trend – Thai children cannot get enough sweets. While this may seem harmless at first glance, Ms. Anong believes that childhood obesity can

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How Aging Can Spark Innovation-Driven Growth in Thailand

Thailand is an aging society and transitioning to a super aged society, a fact we all know well. We often view the aging trend as a bogeyman that will come in the middle of the night to snatch our economic growth and destroy the viability of our social safety nets.

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NextGen Aging Opening Speech By Dr. Porametee Vimolsiri, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS)

Her Excellency คุณหญิงชฎา วัฒนศิริธรรม, Chairperson, Kenan Foundation Asia,
Executive Committee, Kenan Foundation Asia,
Distinguished Speakers and Guests,
Participants,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, it is my great pleasure and honor to deliver my opening speech at this important gathering today.

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Cultivating change agents for a healthier tomorrow in Klong Toey

As Pa Moui strolls the six blocks of rough but rising Klong Toey housing that make up her community of Sangsan Pattana, neighbors look at her with recognition and respect. Although she “retired” five years ago from her 30-year career in social work, the 71-year-old now heads up the Promjai

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NextGen Aging – Shaping a Smart Future for an Aging Society

Kenan Foundation Asia, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business and the Gillings School of Global Public Health, are co-organizing the ‘NextGen Aging – Shaping a Smart Future for an Aging Society’ conference on November 7, 2018 at Dusit Thani Hotel.
NextGen Aging brings

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UNC Experts Share Solutions to Global Aging Population Challenge

Demographic pyramids in countries around the world are flipping upside down as senior citizens account for a larger and larger percentage of the population every year. To raise awareness for the challenges and opportunities presented by the demographic shift, Kenan Foundation Asia and the Thailand and Indochina Carolina Club

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