Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health - Thailand 2012 commitments

Date of commitment: 
September 2012


In 2012 Thailand endorsed the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health through the Every Woman Every Child project for strengthening the maternal and child health service system. Thailand committed to increase the quality of antenatal care service countrywide to reduce maternal and child mortality. The country committed to improving the breastfeeding rate from 26% to 60% and reducing the percentage of low birth weight babies from 8.7% to less than 7% of total births by 2015 through the Family Love Bonding Project (Sai-Yai-Rak Hang Krob Krua Project) under the Patronage of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Thailand. Thailand also committed to support highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for all pregnant women with HIV to reduce the mother-to-child transmission rate from 3.5% to 1.5% by the year 2015. The country will develop and implement a range of national policies that will strengthen its response to women’s and children’s health, including policies on national family planning and reproductive health services to reduce teenage pregnancy.


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