BANGKOK(NNT) - The Thai government has expressed confidence in cooperation enhancement with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), ready to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on 14 November 2019 between the IOM and the Ministry of Public Health covering the next 3 years.
The IOM Director General Antonio Vitorino made a courtesy call on the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul, where both officials discussed cooperation on healthcare and well being of immigrants and foreign workers, to improve immigrant livelihoods. The IOM has pledged its support and cooperation to the Thai government to achieve concrete outcomes from this initiative.
The IOM director general thanked the Thai government for its placing of priority on migration and public health. Both sides have agreed to tighten cooperation to improve know-how and raise awareness of healthcare practices, promoting access to basic healthcare services and providing basic humanitarian assistance to migrants. These agreements will be fortified by the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the IOM and the Ministry of Public Health.
The Minister of Public Health said the signing of the MOU will also help enhance the cooperation between both sides covering all aspects, adding that Thailand, as the chairman of ASEAN this year, is determined to improve healthcare management in Thailand, including for migrants, without leaving anyone behind.