Pairoj Saonuam

Director, Healthy Lifestyle Promotion Section

Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth)

Thailand

Dr.Pairoj Saonuam was trained as a medical doctor with Thai Board Certificate in Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology). Early in his career, he had served as a medical professional in a community hospital in the Northeast region of Thailand, giving him the perfect breeding ground for practicing health in a remote area. While, his daily practices also involved Disease Prevention and also Health Promotion. The rewarding experience has convinced him to enhance his expertise further by obtaining a PhD in Community Medicine at Chulalongkorn University in 2008. Since he started his career at Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHelath), he has overseen for 3 years in the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit. Currently, he has been appointed the Director of Healthy Lifestyle Promotion Section with the main responsibility on overall NCDs management, particularly on promoting healthy food, physical activity, and healthy media system. Dr.Pairoj also managed to spend time for academic development by serving as an invited lecturer in many universities and giving consultation on Monitoring and Evaluation.

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